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  • 9:57am Mar 26, 2013

    Ford Unit Apologizes For Demeaning Ads

    Ford has said it is sorry for print ads depicting three bound and gagged women stuffed in the trunk of an Indian-made compact car. The ads, created by an Indian agency, were never distributed commercially, and were apparently not intended for release.
  • 9:57am Mar 26, 2013

    Abortion Opponents Gear Up For More Battles

    In North Dakota, voters will decide next year whether to approve a constitutional amendment saying life begins at conception. A number of other bills in that state await the governor's signature including one that prohibits abortion if a fetal heartbeat is present at about six weeks. In Arkansas, a ban at 12 weeks passed earlier this month. Abortion opponents hope to get one of those laws before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Staff Sgt. Jessica Keown, with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas, served with a female engagement team, or FET, in Afghanistan.
    David Gilkey / NPR
    2:30pm Mar 25, 2013
    National National

    Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay

    For years, the Army has effectively ignored the ban against women in combat, though it's still hard for them to receive full recognition for what they've achieved. "Battle-fatigued female soldiers" is a new and uneasy concept for American society.
  • 11:13am Mar 25, 2013

    N.J. Beach Houses Sell Well Despite Sandy

    Despite the enormous destruction Hurricane Sandy caused to the Jersey Shore, realtors who specialize in the region say business has been steady. Plenty of home buyers and investors appear eager to jump into the market. Damaged homes and lots have been selling for discounted rates, while prices are inching up on houses that survived since there are simply fewer properties available.
  • The Supreme Court takes up a case Monday about whether brand-name drug manufacturers can pay generic drug manufacturers to keep generics off the market.
    9:39am Mar 25, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers. The issue is whether brand-name drug manufacturers may pay generic drug manufacturers to keep their cheaper products off the market.
  • Same-sex marriage advocates protest outside the county clerk's office in San Francisco on Feb. 14.
    Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
    8:42am Mar 25, 2013
    Science Science Politics & Government

    Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America

    The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition.
  • 8:34am Mar 25, 2013

    Golfer Sergio Garcia Climbs Tree To Avoid Penalty

    Pro golfer Sergio Garcia hit a ball into a tree at the Arnold Palmer Invitational over the weekend. The easy choice? Just take a 1-stroke penalty and drop the ball to the ground. But Garcia climbed 15 feet up the tree and played the ball from there.