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Mitt Romney wins Puerto Rico primary handily

CBS News -
(AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Mitt Romney scored an overwhelming win Sunday in Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary, trouncing chief rival Rick Santorum on the Caribbean island even as the two rivals looked ahead to more competitive contests ...
The Associated Press

Charges against soldier are expected this week

Boston Globe -
By Deb Riechmann | AP AP Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, right, seen in a video from a training exercise, is accused of killing 16 Afghans.

2 die in explosion near Syrian security building

Boston Globe -
By Bassem Mroue | AP Rescuers inspected a blast scene in Aleppo on Sunday after the second attack in two days on Syrian strongholds.

UNC wins, but takes hit; Ohio rolls on

Philadelphia Inquirer -
AP John Henson proved he's healthy enough to help North Carolina's latest push for the Final Four. It remains to be seen if Kendall Marshall will be able to help the Tar Heels.

Apple to decide on its $98 billion cash pile

Reuters -
By Poornima Gupta | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc, the world's most valuable company, will discuss on Monday what it plans to do with its $98 billion cash hoard, raising expectations it may meet demands to pay a dividend for the first time since ...

'The Walking Dead' Casts Sword-Wielding Heroine Michonne (SPOILERS)

Entertainment Weekly -
by Christian Blauvelt On AMC's post-Walking Dead talk show, Talking Dead, executive producer Robert Kirkman broke the casting news fans of the comics have long been waiting for: Michonne, the fan-favorite, sword-swinging badass, will be played by ...

Egypt's mourning Copts queue to view Pope's body

BBC News -
In Egypt, Coptic Christians have packed St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo to pay their last respects to Pope Shenouda III, who died on Saturday aged 88.

Al Qaeda-linked group claims it killed American teacher in Yemen for Christian ...

Fox News -
SANAA, Yemen - A group linked to Al Qaeda claims it killed an American teacher in Yemen for Christian proselytizing. Joel Shrum, a 29-year-old English language teacher from Harrisburg, Pa.

NYC activists reflect on Occupy's direction

Wall Street Journal -
AP NEW YORK - Occupy Wall Street protesters anticipate that with the coming of spring their movement for economic justice will pick up momentum, making priorities of issues as varied as the environment and the November elections.

US Census Covering Great Depression To Be Released

by AP NEW YORK (AP) - The US government is releasing the 1940 census online for the first time, information that documents when millions of Americans were experiencing mass unemployment and social upheaval.

Arizona cities buried in rare snowstorm as much of US enjoys balmy weather

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Parts of Arizona will remain buried under snow Monday as a surprising late-winter onslaught paralyzed travel and closed schools.

Study: State governments at high risk for corruption

Fox News -
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - State governments lack transparency and accountability to citizens, and remain at high risk for corruption, according to a new study of all 50 statehouses.

Starbucks opens first juice bar in biggest move outside coffee

Reuters -
By Lisa Baertlein | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will open the first store in its new Evolution Fresh juice bar chain on Monday, its biggest move outside coffee and one it hopes will boost the company's position in the $50 billion ...

UPS to Buy TNT Express for $6.8B

BusinessWeek -
By Aaron Kirchfeld, Jacqueline Simmons and Alex Webb on March 19, 2012 United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) reached an agreement to buy TNT Express NV (TNTE), Europe's second-largest express delivery company, after sweetening its bid to 5.16 billion euros ...

Japanese Stocks Gain as Trading Companies Climb; Utilities Drop

BusinessWeek -
By Kana Nishizawa on March 19, 2012 Japanese stocks rose, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average recording its highest close since last year's earthquake, as trading companies gained on higher crude prices.

Euro Touches High Versus Yen on Talk of Combining Funds

BusinessWeek -
By Mariko Ishikawa on March 19, 2012 The euro touched a 4 1/2-month high against the yen after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European officials have discussed combining the euro-area's bailout funds to reinforce the region's financial firewall.

2012 White House race 'nastiest' ever: McCain

WASHINGTON - The Republican campaign to choose a candidate to take on President Barack Obama in November is "the nastiest" ever, presidential campaign veteran John McCain said Sunday.

Liz Warren leaves predictions to pundits

Boston Herald -
By Christine McConville Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has slammed Republican US Sen. Scott Brown on women's issues but yesterday held her fire, saying she won't hazard a guess who women are likely to back in November.

Research firm: New iPad more expensive to make

Wall Street Journal -
AP NEW YORK - A research firm that has taken apart a new iPad says it's more expensive to make than the previous version was when it launched a year ago.

Pew: Twitter, Facebook Aren't Moving As Much News As You Think -
We've heard that social media is a great source of traffic for news outlets so often that it's close to textbook. Yes, Facebook, Twitter and the rest are important, according the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center's Project for ...

'21 Jump Street' tops weekend box office

Los Angeles Times -
The film, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, takes in an estimated $35 million. 'John Carter' gets an estimated $13.5 million; 'Casa de Mi Padre,' with Will Ferrell, has $2.2 million in limited release.

'Hunger Games' fans switch arenas from page to screen

By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY What is it about The Hunger Games that has made it the hottest teen fiction series since Harry Potter and Twilight?

At SXSW, community and creativity are boss -
By Ryan White, The Oregonian AUSTIN, Texas -- Hanif Collins was willing to cut a deal with his crowd, such as it was. Friday, and Collins, the Portland rapper known as Luck-One, was about to start a late-afternoon South by Southwest set at the ...

'Once,' With Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, at Jacobs Theater

New York Times -
Sometimes how cool you look depends on where you're standing. When I first saw the musical “Once” at the New York Theater Workshop last December, it registered as a little too twee, too conventionally sentimental, for the East Village.

Fab 14: NCAA men's basketball tournament becomes a place for the big boys

Washington Post -
So much for the little guys. Instead of parlaying an historic day of upsets into a second weekend filled with small schools, the NCAA tournament now looks like a who's-who of major college programs.

Rockets buy out Fisher; best of NBA weekend

By J. Michael Falgoust and Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY By Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Guard Derek Fisher in better times, celebrating the Los Angeles Lakers' 2010 NBA championship vs.

Jayhawks advance despite Purdue's tough test -
Kansas trails nearly the entire game, but Elijah Johnson makes layup and Tayshaun Taylor dunks in final minute to make it 63-60. VIEW GALLERY MADNESS MAKERS: When the spotlight is brightest, the cream rises to the top.

Xavier advances with win over Lehigh

Chicago Tribune -
Greensboro, NC - Lehigh recorded one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history against Duke on Friday, but Kenny Frease and Tu Holloway were too much for the Mountain Hawks on Sunday.

Roger Federer claims 19th Masters title after beating John Isner in final at ... -
Roger Federer equalled Rafael Nadal's record of 19 ATP Masters 1000 titles as he beat 11th seed John Isner 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Neutrinos not faster than speed of light in new ICARUS experiment

The State Column -
It appears that Albert Einstein was probably right when he posited that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.

Scientists Look Far to the North to Explain Young Whale in San Francisco Bay

New York Times -
Recent sightings of a gray whale and her infant calf swimming near Alcatraz and Sausalito in San Francisco Bay illuminated a likely repercussion of melting polar ice, scientists said.

Insight: Cheap generics no panacea for India's poorest

Reuters -
By Henry Foy and Kaustubh Kulkarni | MUMBAI (Reuters) - Cheap generic drugs were meant to change the life of Nandakhu Nissar, whose mouth is swollen by a cancerous tumor.

Resistance to antibiotics could bring "the end of modern medicine as we know ... -
The world is entering an antibiotic crisis which could make routine operations impossible and a scratched knee potentially fatal, the head of the World Health Organisation has claimed.

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