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GOP Rivals Ratchet Up Intensity In S.C. Debate

Under heavy pressure from his rivals, front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record as a venture capitalist. He also insisted he bears no responsibility for attack ads aired by his allies, and grudgingly said he might release his income tax returns this spring.
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The Challenge Of Measuring Relief Aid To Haiti

U.S. charities have received close to $2 billion to help in Haiti since the earthquake two years ago. But it's not easy to determine exactly how all that money is being spent and what kind of impact it is having.
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Move Over, Delta: Southwest To Fly Out Of Atlanta

The discount carrier will start serving the nation's busiest airport in February. But getting passengers to switch from hometown carrier Delta could be a challenge, despite its lower fares.
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Deadline Day Arrives For Wisconsin Recall Petitions

Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker will deliver a truckload of petitions to Wisconsin's elections board Tuesday in an effort to force a recall election. Thousands of volunteers spent the past two months collecting signatures. Talk of recalling the governor began after he stripped most public unions of collective bargaining rights.
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Dashboard Distractions: New Luxuries Cause Concern

In many ways, the Detroit Auto Show has become a kind of consumer electronics show for cars, but some worry that the latest developments in dashboard technology — like touch screens — could pull a driver's attention off the road.
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'The Prison Show' Helps Texas Inmates Find Escape

Houston radio station KPFT's The Prison Show helps inmates connect to the outside by broadcasting messages from loved ones and even conducting on-air weddings. "This is a real dark, dark place," says inmate John Chris Hernandez, "and when the show comes on ... it brings a light into the cell."
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Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers?

Many students say they were lured into law school by the promise of high salaries upon graduation, but instead ended up with just a major debt load. How exactly schools calculate their graduates' employment statistics isn't regulated — it's up to students to scrutinize it, the ABA says.
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Teachers Discuss How They Approach MLK Day

For teachers, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday comes with some heavy challenges. One reporter sat down with a group of teachers, who talked about keeping the lesson fresh — and whether white teachers are prepared to teach about civil rights.
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Producer Discusses His MLK Documentary

Robert Siegel talks to producer Tom Jennings about the methods he used to unearth footage and sound from local Memphis sources to construct a powerful unnarrated documentary film about the April 4, 1968, killing of Martin Luther King Jr.

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