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Desert Face-Off May Have Closed Out Debate Season. So What Did We Learn?

Televised debates are always about expectations, and by this measure the night belonged to Mitt Romney. Flashing once again the combative style he showed last month in Florida, Romney took the fight to Rick Santorum and made the former senator look like, well, a former senator.
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Santorum Spends Debate Fighting Off Attacks From Romney, Paul

Romney was successful in painting Santorum as an intimate part of an unpopular Congress. The former Pennsylvania senator, who found himself center stage for the first time, was on the defensive all night.
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Letters: Stolen Tubas, Uninsured Unemployed

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners on stolen tubas and the uninsured unemployed.
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After 'Putin's Kiss,' A Young Girl's Change Of Heart

An absorbing new documentary by Danish director Lise Birk Pedersen charts four years in the life of Masha Drokova, who became famous as the girl who publicly kissed Vladimir Putin. Critic John Powers says it "offers a fresh glimpse into how Putin's Russia actually works."
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What Enslaves Us That We Won't Give Up?

Host Michel Martin reflects on what the moral questions of history tell us about our own ethical blind spots. Her commentary comes as the National Museum of African American History and Culture breaks ground Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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So Pinterest Is A Woman's World. Does That Matter?

Pinterest, which has drawn lots of media interest and millions of users, has been tagged "digital crack for women." But while most users are female, men are finding ways to use the social media site, like Drew Hawkins' "Board of Man."
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When There's More To Winning Than Winning

Cory Weissman didn't get a chance to play much basketball before suffering a stroke during his freshman year at Gettysburg College. But as a senior, for at least one game, the ball was in his court.
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Op-Ed: Va.'s Ultrasound Bill Is Unconstitutional

Virginia state legislators passed a bill requiring women to receive an ultrasound — which is conducted via transvaginal probe in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy — before having an abortion. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor for Slate magazine, calls the proposed law "an abomination."

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