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4 Things To Watch For In Louisiana

The four things to watch for in Louisiana are Romney's share of the vote which must be 25 percent or more for him to gain any of the delegates who are in play Saturday. Also if he gets a large enough share of Catholic and evangelical votes, that could help him get to 25 percent as well.
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Obama's The Topic, Louisiana Is GOP's Next Goal

Saturday is presidential primary day in Louisiana where 20 delegates are at stake. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul all campaigned there Friday. Romney leads in national polling, but Santorum is ahead in Louisiana.
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Line Of Defense: Arguments In Afghan Attack Case

Murder charges have been filed against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians. Now, an investigative officer will decide whether there's enough evidence to go forward with a court martial, leaving a number of legal challenges ahead for the prosecution and for the defense.
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GOP Primary Season: Helpful Or Harmfully Long?

After John McCain so quickly clinched the Republican presidential nomination the last time around, the party changed its rules with an eye to extending their primary season, reaping public interest for months like the Democratic primaries of 2008. Host Scott Simon talks with GOP strategist Mike Murphy about whether this extension has been a help or a hindrance.
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New Prosecutor In Fla. Shooting Case; Protests Spread

Outrage over the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., has spread. Thousands protested this week calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he shot Trayvon in self-defense. NPR's Joel Rose tells host Scott Simon the latest.
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How Does The Secret Service Create Code Names?

This week Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum got their Secret Service code names: Romney is "Javelin," Santorum is "Petrus." Presidents have been getting code names back to Harry Truman, who was called "General." Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth of the podcast How To Do Everything look into how these code names are assigned.
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Kentucky's 'Not Allowed To Lose' NCAA Tournament

With a win Friday night against Indiana, the University of Kentucky Wildcats moved into the elite 8 of the NCAA basketball tournament. Kentucky has plenty of talent assembled, overseen by coach John Calipari.
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The NFL: From Bounties To Tebow's New Home

From March Madness upsets to the scandal now called "Bountygate" and can a virtuous young man find happiness in the city that never sleeps, but swears a lot? Senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN Magazine Howard Bryant joins host Scott Simon for a round-up of the latest NFL news and more.

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