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If Women Are In Combat, Men May Try To Protect Them, Santorum Says

The Republican presidential contender applauds the job women have been doing in the U.S. military. But he says if they are put into combat situations then male soldiers may do things to protect them. And that might compromise missions.
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Santorum's Support Goes Beyond Social Conservatives, Strategist Says

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Santorum strategist John Brabender said the candidate's victories this week show he has broadened his base.
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Halos Can Turn To Horns, Corporate Donors Find

Corporations that have been big donors to Susan G. Komen are receiving lots of complaints from abortion-rights supporters. The flap demonstrates the dangers of associating your company with another organization you can't control.
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Cuccinelli Receives Award At CPAC

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli picked up an award at an annual conservatives conference in D.C. this week.
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Rules Requiring Contraceptive Coverage Have Been In Force For Years

Many employer health plans have effectively been required to cover prescription birth control since 2000. And more than half the states have similar rules.
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How Two Bitter Adversaries Hatched A Plan To Change The Egg Business

The president of the Humane Society of the United States and the president of the United Egg Producers are an unlikely duo to lobby Congress to approve new rules for egg farmers. But they agree on the need for a law that would allow farmers to keep their chickens in more spacious cages.
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Santorum's Latest Wins Spread Conservative Message

Rick Santorum surprised the Republican presidential field this week when he chalked up victories against front-runner Mitt Romney in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. Few would have predicted six months ago that the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania would still be a contender this late into the primary season. To find out why he has been able to defy the odds, Steve Inskeep talks to John Brabender, Santorum's senior media adviser.
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Obama To Release Fiscal 2013 Budget Next Week

President Obama will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year on Monday. To find out more about the budget proposal, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal.
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Catholics Split Over Obama Contraceptive Order

Catholics are swing voters, and polls show a narrow majority think women employed by Catholic hospitals and universities should have access to contraceptive coverage through their health plans. But the GOP presidential hopefuls are framing the issue as a question of religious freedom.

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