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Rundown for March 23, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Sharp Rise In Self-Defense Claims With ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law In Florida

As prosecutors weigh whether to arrest and charge George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who claims he killed an unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last month in self-defense, Zimmerman is invoking Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

12:15 PM EDT 127 Comments

Schools Abandon Textbooks To Go All iPad

Apple says schools in more than 600 districts have bought iPads for all of their students. We meet one principal who decided to stop buying textbooks and use the devices instead.

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Does French Gunman Represent New ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist Threat?

Journalist Chris Dickey writes that the gunman in Toulouse, France may be one of a new breed of al Qaeda-inspired lone wolves, who are “not always so lonely.”

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

China Warns Olympic Athletes About Banned Substances In Restaurant Meat

China is urging Olympic marathoners to raise their own chickens, instead of eating meat that could contain a performance-enhancing drug.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

For Returning ‘Mad Men,’ The Times They Are A Changing

Those scotch-swigging, cigarette-smoking Madison Avenue executives will return to the AMC cable channel on Sunday with a season opener set during the tumult of the ’60s.

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Inside SAS, One Of The ‘Best Companies To Work For’

The data analytics company isn't a household name, but it has inspired great Silicon Valley workplaces like Google.

October 12 68 Comments

Open Carry Gun Law Moves Ahead In Florida

Florida is one of just five states that explicitly bans open carry. We speak with a state lawmaker who's trying to change that.

October 9 11 Comments

Electricity Treatment Offers Hope To Brain Cancer Patients

For the first time in more than a decade, there's a new treatment for patients with a common and deadly form of brain cancer.

October 9 4 Comments

New York Prison Inmates Trounce Harvard Debate Team

It sounds like a storyline out of Hollywood, but it happened on a prison stage in front of national college debate judges.