Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pauses during a visit to St. Paul's Lutheran Church while campaigning in Berlin, N.H., on Dec. 22.
February 29, 2012 Evangelical voters remain divided on their support of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum receives strong support in some states from evangelicals, while losing a large number of nonevangelical voters.
Many experts say reducing mortgage principal can help troubled homeowners stay in their homes. But two of the nation's largest mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have not signed on to the idea.
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February 29, 2012 The nation's five largest mortgage lenders recently pledged to start writing down the principal on mortgages that are underwater. But mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren't part of the agreement and don't plan any big changes in the way they do loan modifications.
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands at a campaign rally at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, on Wednesday.
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February 29, 2012 Nearly two months into the GOP primary season, presumed front-runner Mitt Romney hasn't driven away his opponents. Will the GOP presidential nominee be decided before this summer's convention?
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February 29, 2012 Several people are dead in southern Illinois and Missouri after storms swept through the area. Kansas was also hit hard.
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February 29, 2012 After sending mixed signals in his customary style, former Bob Kerrey, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska, has decided to run for the Senate again, which some Senate Democrats see as improving their chances to hold onto control of the chamber.
February 29, 2012 In defiance of Congress, the Obama administration has issued new rules on how it will comply with a defense law mandating that many al-Qaida suspects be sent into military custody: It will issue waivers in many cases. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the trouble with waivers and the need for flexibility in dealing with suspects.
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February 29, 2012 On Wednesday evening, President Obama is expected to host a dinner at the White House honoring veterans of the Iraq War. Veterans still face challenges after their homecoming, including a higher-than-average unemployment rate.
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The film Act of Valor, commissioned by the Naval Special Warfare Command, uses active-duty SEALs and professional actors to tell a fictional story.
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February 29, 2012 Act of Valor, a film that opened last weekend and earned nearly $25 million, was commissioned by the Navy's Special Warfare Command to drum up recruits for its elite SEALs program. But it's by no means the first movie made with the military's cooperation.
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February 29, 2012 Romney's campaign was out with a new web video meant to remind Republicans in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia with primary elections in less than a week that Santorum sough votes from Michigan Democrats. For Romney, it was a chance to gain the upper hand as each man in the struggle to persuade Republican voters that he is the truer conservative and his rival is merely a pretender.
February 29, 2012 Mitt Romney fended off Rick Santorum on Wednesday, winning the Arizona and Michigan primary races. The two have been vying for the top spot, but both candidates have been prone to gaffes. Host Michel Martin talks about the showdown with GOP strategist Ron Christie and Santorum supporter Bob Vander Plaats.
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The last photo of Joy and her father, taken in July 2011.
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February 29, 2012 Caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease can drain families' bank accounts. But there is also a high emotional price to be paid. The administration's federal budget would fund more support for family caregivers.
YouTube's history and search history are separate tabs that users may want to use to clear their past usage, as seen in this screen grab.
February 29, 2012 Not everyone who relies on Google's products is concerned about pending privacy changes. Some don't care; others don't know the change is looming. But for those who are concerned, the idea that Feb. 29 is their last chance to change these settings seems to have lit the fire of urgency.
In teens' developing brains, a concussion can cause more disruption.
February 29, 2012 Teenagers had more problems with thinking after concussion than children or adults, according to a new study. They had problems with working memory six months to a year after being injured.
February 29, 2012 Hughie Stover was convicted in October of lying to investigators and attempting to destroy evidence during the federal criminal investigation into the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, the nation's worst mine disaster in 40 years.
Mitt Romney narrowly won in Michigan Tuesday night. For Super Tuesday, he'll set his sights on Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia.
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February 29, 2012 As the GOP primary race moves into March, we look at the candidates' prospects in the 10 Super Tuesday states, where a trove of 413 delegates are up for grabs. Already Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are battling over Ohio, with its 43 delegates and Midwest bragging rights.
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