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Obama signals willingness to intervene militarily in Libya if crisis worsens

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
President Obama said Thursday that he had ordered plans giving the U.S. military "full capacity to act, potentially rapidly," in Libya if the situation there deteriorates.
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Tunisia interim president calls for election

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
TUNIS - Tunisia's interim president said Thursday that an election will be held July 24 to appoint a council charged with rewriting the constitution after the ousting of the country's longtime leader.
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Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafiq resigns ahead of protests

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
CAIRO - Under mounting pressure from protesters who have refused to decamp from central Cairo, Egypt's ruling military council announced Thursday that the country's prime minister had resigned.
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Cigarette makers protest warning statements

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
The nation's largest cigarette manufacturers said Thursday that the Justice Department's proposed corrective statements about smoking's dangers are inflammatory and inaccurate and violate guidelines set by the court overseeing the lawsuit.
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Excerpt from voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
House lawmakers will examine the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules again next week, as Republican leaders seek to overturn the rules or pull funding from the agency.
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Drop in jobless claims buoys stock market

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Wall Street rejoiced in an unexpected drop in weekly jobless claims Thursday that spurred hopes that the labor market recovery will stay on track.
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Economists: State, local pension funds understate shortfall by $1.5 trillion or more

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
The pension funds for state and local workers in the United States are understating the amount they will owe workers by $1.5 trillion or more, according to some economists who have studied the issue, meaning that the benefits are much costlier than many governments and taxpayers thought.
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Obama officials, attorneys general closer to possible deal with banks in foreclosure mess

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Senior Obama administration officials, newly joined by state attorneys general, were on the brink Thursday of finalizing major elements of a possible settlement with large U.S. banks accused of flawed and fraudulent foreclosure practices, sources familiar with the discussions said.
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European Central Bank signals interest rate hike over inflation fears

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
The European Central Bank is poised to raise interest rates next month as concerns about inflation touch off a new and potentially tricky challenge for policymakers trying to sustain the global recovery: how to temper rising prices without discouraging growth in countries with weaker economies.
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Block grants could face major cuts as federal funds to fight poverty tighten

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Community development block grants have been a vital source of federal anti-poverty money for decades, supporting affordable housing, job training and an array of other programs serving low-income residents.
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Wordly advice to Rumsfeld, from Gingrich, Wolfowitz & Co.

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
The Rumsfeld Papers are an absolute treasure trove for scholars and citizens looking for insights into both the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration's foreign policy apparatus and the mind of the former SecDef, Donald Rumsfeld , and his pen pals.
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Republicans try to oust Medicare administrator

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Unable to repeal President Obama's health-care law, Republicans are trying to oust the official who is quarterbacking the overhaul of the nation's medical system.
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More carry-ons costing TSA millions each year

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Choosing to carry luggage onto a plane instead of checking it with an airline might save a few bucks at the ticket counter, but it is costing taxpayers about a quarter-billion dollars a year.
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TOM TOLES

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
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CORRECTION

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
The March 2 editorial "Righting a judicial wrong" incorrectly asserted that Abdullah al-Kidd planned to travel to Saudi Arabia on a one-way, first-class ticket. Mr. Kidd purchased a round-trip, coach ticket.
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Spiders' penchant for Mazdas spurs recall

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Mazda has some creepy crawly culprits in its new safety recall.
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Republicans decry SEC chairman's response to Madoff fraud

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Two senior Republicans accused Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro on Thursday of mishandling potential conflicts of interest during her agency's response to Bernard Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme.
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Regulators craft mortgage-lending rules

The Washington Post - Top News - Fri, 2011-03-04 06:00
Federal regulators are considering two options that would require lenders making certain types of mortgages to retain a stake in those loans, an effort designed to avert a repeat of the mortgage market meltdown and encourage prudent lending.
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