7:42am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Women's Hoops: UConn Rolls As Kansas And Oklahoma Score Upsets

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 10:07 am

Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis shoots over Vanderbilt's Elan Brown during the team's game Monday night in Storrs, Conn.
Bill Shettle CSM /LANDOV

If it's March and there's madness, then the University of Connecticut women's basketball team must be in the middle of it all.

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7:35am

Tue March 26, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Louisiana's Prairie

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back in time to the formation of the Avoyelles Prairie and a time when Bison were once plentiful.

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7:12am

Tue March 26, 2013

6:58am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

In Afghanistan: Kerry Wraps Up Trip; Police, U.K. Troops Targeted In Attacks

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:57 am

Secretary of State John Kerry using his head Tuesday in Kabul, where he met the captain of that nation's women's soccer team.
Jason Reed Reuters /Landov

Tuesday's news from Afghanistan underscores the challenges that remain as the U.S. and its allies try to hand over security to that nation's military and police.

-- "5 Afghan Police Killed In Suicide Attack In East": The Associated Press writes that "eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, killing five officers and wounding four others, a security official said."

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6:44am

Tue March 26, 2013
Europe

5 People Jailed In Britain For Movie Tax Scam

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 8:57 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. The movie "Argo" told the story of a fake film that was a cover to get hostages out of Iran. Well, think of this as the "Argo" of tax fraud. Five people have been jailed in the U.K. for orchestrating quite a tax scam. The group pretended to make a movie to secure millions in tax credits from the British Film Commission.

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6:40am

Tue March 26, 2013
Around the Nation

Hey Punxsutawney Phil! Where's Spring?

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 8:57 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

As snow blanketed parts of the country yesterday, many turned their anger towards a weather predictor. Last month, Punxsutawney Phil forecast an early spring. One shivering Ohio prosecutor filed a lighthearted criminal indictment against Phil for fraud. But the president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club says it's not Phil's fault. He says he misinterpreted the groundhog's message, which has the prosecutor reconsidering charges.

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6:13am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Wis. Governor Takes Heat Over His Choice Of Ghostwriter

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:34am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Italian Court Orders Retrial For Amanda Knox

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:18 am

Amanda Knox, in March 2011.
Tiziana Fabi AFP/Getty Images

Amanda Knox, the young American whose murder conviction in Italy captured attention around the world, learned Tuesday that Italy's highest court has overturned a lower court's 2011 decision to dismiss that verdict.

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4:33am

Tue March 26, 2013
NPR Story

Abortion Opponents Gear Up For More Battles

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 8:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now to a debate over abortion that has escalated after some recent moves by states. The North Dakota legislature just passed a series of bills, including the strictest abortion ban in the country. And lawmakers there voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot next year which would end abortion entirely. Earlier this month, Arkansas passed a 12-week ban. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports that more states are debating stricter laws with hopes of getting one of them before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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4:33am

Tue March 26, 2013
Business

Ford Unit Apologizes For Demeaning Ads

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 8:57 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And out next business story fits in the category of what were they thinking? Ford Motor Company is apologizing for ads sketched up by an agency in India - ads that have been decried as demeaning to women. They are cartoon drawings showing off how spacious a Ford trunk can be. One spoofs Italy's former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. He's at the wheel, and in the trunk, three women, tied up.

NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.

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