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A Shot At The Buzzer Caps NCAA Drama

The madness marches on. Sunday holds eight more games in the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball tournament. On Saturday, thankfully, there were no major rip-up-your-bracket upsets, but there was plenty of drama.
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Candidates' (Vocal) Pitch Plays Into Appeal

In a new study, scientists found that listeners were more likely to cast their vote for the candidate with the deeper voice, regardless of the candidate's gender. Host Rachel Martin reports.
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Whose Money? SuperPACs To Reveal Records

Residents of Illinois and Louisiana this week have been bombarded by TV ads attacking one or another presidential candidate, the vast majority of them funded by superPACs, groups that run TV ads like a regular candidate's campaign, but legally have nothing to do with the candidate they support. Tuesday night, they must file a report detailing who gave them money and how they spent it. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's S.V. Dáte.
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Puerto Rico Holds Primary With Statehood In Mind

Puerto Ricans are American citizens who do not vote in U.S. presidential general elections, but they do participate in Republican and Democratic nominating contests. Sunday, Puerto Rico holds a GOP primary. Both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney visited the island this week. From San Juan, NPR's David Welna reports.
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Tenn. Town Fights Fire With Money

The rural community of Obion County, Tenn., was thrust into the spotlight when firefighters refused to extinguish a house fire two years ago because the owner hadn't paid the required $75 fee to the city Fire Department. Chad Lampe of member station WKMS reports city leaders have finally made a change.
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First-Time Homebuyers Carry Financial Baggage

Host Rachel Martin speaks with Yale professor Robert Shiller about the challenges facing would-be, first-time home buyers, including stringent mortgage loan standards and record levels of student loan debt. Shiller's home price indices, developed originally with Karl Case, are now published as the Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller Home Price Index.
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'Mushing Mortician' Breathes Life Into Fallen Iditarod Sled Dog

The final competitors of the Iditarod sled dog race are crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska. Scott Janssen, a competitor they call "The Mushing Mortician," has had an unusually eventful race.
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Troops' Mental Health: How Much Is Unknown?

Service members are generally screened before, during and after deployment. But the Army lacks reliable diagnostic tools, according to former Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli. He says what the recent attack on Afghan civilians proves is "just how much we don't know."
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Sweet Home: When Owning Isn't All About Money

At the height of the housing crisis, low-income Americans had many opportunities to buy a home with the help of subprime mortgages, which proved to be disastrous. But those battered by the crisis continue to find paths to home ownership, despite financial disincentives.

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