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Fri March 18, 2011

Political Unrest Worries Counter-Terrorism Officials

Even before the United Nations Security Council authorized military action against Moammar Gadhafi Thursday, U.S. counter-terrorism officials were looking at what would happen if the Libyan leader got desperate and decided to resort to terrorism.

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Fri March 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Gay Marriage

An ABC/Washington Post poll found that 53 percent of Americans think gay marriage should be legal. The Washington Post reports:

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Fri March 18, 2011

A Look At March Madness So Far

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is in full swing. Sixteen games were played Thursday — and another 16 will be in the books by the end of Friday. NPR's Mike Pesca discusses the proceedings with Robert Siegel.


Fri March 18, 2011

'Super Moon' To Appear On Saturday

Saturday, a full moon will get the closest it's been to the Earth in 18 years. It's being called an "extreme super moon." Robert Siegel has more.


Fri March 18, 2011
Japan In Crisis

Nuclear Plants Workers May Take Heroic Steps When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong at a nuclear plant like the one in Fukushima, workers may have to risk their lives to put it right. In Chernobyl, that job was a suicide mission for dozens of workers. At Three Mile Island, no one was lost. But both events offer hints about what workers at the Dai-ichi plant may be going through.