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Selection Sunday Reveals NCAA Tournament Seeds

The No. 1 seeds in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament are: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State. Of the field of 68 teams, Kentucky is the overall top seeded
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BP Settlement Lacks Enthusiasm Along Gulf Coast

Residents of the Gulf Coast are warily evaluating the BP settlement deal in the Deepwater Horizon case. Some were hurt during clean-up of the oil spill, others lost their businesses and still others lost family in the rig explosion. But they are coming to different conclusions about whether the deal is a good one.
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Jobs Abound In Energy Industry's New Boom Time

New drilling technologies and rising fuel prices have generated a boom in U.S. oil and gas drilling. It is also creating many high-paying jobs for young people. The average starting salary for petroleum engineering grads is nearly $79,000.
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Power Grid Must Adapt To Handle Renewable Energy

Grid operators constantly match what power plants are producing with what people and their TVs, microwaves and air conditioners need. But when the electricity comes from unpredictable sources, like wind or solar power, balancing the grid is a challenge, a new study finds.
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How Ford's CEO Helped Restore The 'American Icon'

In 2009, when the other Big Three automakers were filing for bankruptcy protection, Ford CEO and auto-industry outsider Alan Mulally helped the company post its first annual profit in four years. In American Icon, journalist Bryce Hoffman explores how Mulally helped Ford avoid the fate of its fellow automakers.
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Who Will Win Over America's Latino Voters?

Winning the community is becoming increasingly important for political candidates. A recent poll of Latino voters showed President Obama well ahead of his Republican rivals, but the story is not over for the GOP. In 2004, George W. Bush received 44 percent of the Latino vote, and one Republican strategist thinks they can do it again.
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Black Leader For Southern Baptist Convention?

Pastor Fred Luter has led the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, the largest Southern Baptist church in New Orleans, for 25 years. He recently announced that he is seeking to become the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Flower Power: Philly Show Eyes More Than Gardeners

Since 1829, the Philadelphia International Flower Show has used dazzling flower displays to attract gardeners and plant buffs. But is that enough anymore? This year's show has tried to make visitors part of the exhibition.

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