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All Things Considered for March 8, 2012

Mar 8, 2012 — Support for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has been driven by his conservative stances on social issues. But when it comes to economic matters, his record is more mixed. Some conservatives say that on issues like government spending and trade he has sometimes betrayed free-market principles.
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Mar 8, 2012 — Joanna Woodbury and her husband spent a trying winter waiting to know if their adoption of an Ethiopian child would become final. During that time, she says, a song by Brandi Carlile took on new resonance.
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Mar 8, 2012 — Oregon created a simple two-page form that has helped people exert control over their care at the end of life. A statewide database that contains the information is providing insight into what people prefer.
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Mar 8, 2012 — As the city of Detroit struggles to avoid bankruptcy, those who rely on public transit in Motown are already dealing with severe cutbacks in the city's bus system, driven by attempts to address the precarious financial situation.
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Mar 8, 2012 — The D. Landreth Seed Co. store in Philadelphia counted American presidents from George Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt as customers. But today the company is struggling to survive as eager gardeners seek seeds elsewhere.
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Mar 8, 2012 — Mario Batali needs to keep his hands out of the tip jar, according to his waitstaff. The celebrity chef and restaurateur, along with a business partner, have agreed to pay $5.25 million to more than 100 former workers who say the owners kept some of their tips.
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Mar 8, 2012 — Optimism is growing about the U.S. jobs market. Hiring is up, with most of the new jobs coming from small and medium-sized businesses. But some small-business owners say the changes they've made in recent years are making the need for manpower less urgent.
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Mar 8, 2012 — Greece has been making big cutbacks to its public sector as part of across-the-board austerity measures. This means there are fewer guards protecting the country's cultural heritage, and two recent thefts point to the dangers.
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Mar 8, 2012 — The Afghan security forces now include hundreds of women, but they can face significant risks. In the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, policewomen say abuse is widespread and even includes rape by their male colleagues.
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