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Idea Week starts at Notre Dame Friday

The University of Notre Dame’s Idea Week festival kicks off Friday with events on campus including a talk by Patti LuPone. The festival runs until Sunday April 29th with presentations, competitions and entertainment. Nick Swisher is with the Idea Center at Notre Dame, the group that’s putting on the festival. He said he hopes the event can grow to be like a South by Southwest for innovation. “We’re really trying to, I wouldn’t necessarily copy South by Southwest but honor what it’s done.”...

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention in West Valley City, Utah.

Romney, who's looking to restart his political career, is running to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch in November.

Nicole Nixon of member station KUER reports for our Newscast unit that Romney had a hard time winning support from Utah's more conservative delegates.

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday.

The celebrations kicked off at Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard where the Band of the Irish Guards played "Happy Birthday."

The customary gun salutes by the British Army took place midday — "a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London," according to the Royal Household website.

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Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with the active Democratic candidates for the second district seat in the US House.

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