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Maryland Lawmakers Tackle Big Environmental Questions

Maryland lawmakers are debating a number of environmental issues, from wind power to banning arsenic in the state's poultry industry.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top national news stories.


Thursday Political Grab Bag: Poll Shows Romney Surge In PA

Support for Mitt Romney has surged in Pennsylvania as Rick Santorum's has flagged... Santorum is taking an Easter break from the campaign trail, spurring speculation that he may be considering dropping out... Coca Cola and PepsiCo have dropped their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Romney's Rhetoric Shifts Toward November Election

Mitt Romney is closer to winning the GOP presidential nomination after primary victories this week in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Halfway through the GOP nominating season, Romney's attacks on President Obama are intensifying.

Boycotts Hitting Group Behind 'Stand Your Ground'

Two of America's best-known companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a low-profile conservative organization behind the national proliferation of "stand your ground" gun laws.

Longtime GOP Sen. Lugar Faces Stiff Tea Party Fight

Six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana is facing his first primary challenge since winning the job in the 1970s. The race is attracting big money from outside groups and superPACs, and is seen as a test of the strength of the Tea Party movement versus the power of incumbency.

Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature

Calls for Rick Santorum to leave the Republican race only increased after he failed to win any of Tuesday's primaries. But if Santorum and his team were close to taking that advice, that didn't come across in an interview NPR's Audie Cornish, an All Things Considered co-host, conducted with John Brabender, a top adviser to the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.