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Stories for March 2, 2013

After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

March 2
Elizabeth Shogren / NPR

If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. It takes a lot of energy to get it out of the ground and turn it into gasoline, so it has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than conventional oil.

Week In Review: Cyber Security At San Onofre And More Hospice Trouble

Week In Review: Cyber Security At San Onofre And More Hospice Trouble

March 2
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Unified School District must have whiplash.

Does President Obama Know When To Say When?

Does President Obama Know When To Say When?

March 2
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

The president is always the star of the show. When just about any major event occurs -- whether it's a downturn in the unemployment rate, a natural disaster or some crisis overseas -- much of the news media ask how it's going to play out for the president, the central actor in our national drama.

Can Detroit Be Saved?

Can Detroit Be Saved?

March 2
Sarah Hulett / NPR

Detroit is broke. Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the state will take over the city's finances.

In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

March 2
Russell Lewis / NPR

In Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the "Last Great Race on Earth" begins.

Florida Atlantic Donation Sparks Outrage, But University Doesn't Budge

March 2
Greg Allen / NPR

Florida Atlantic University says it's standing by its deal selling naming rights to its new football stadium to a controversial private prison company. The Boca Raton-based GEO Group faces allegations of abuse and neglect at some of its facilities, and there's a growing call on the campus for the school to sever its ties.