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Japan earthquake, tsunami leave scenes of destruction in northeastern city of Sendai

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
SENDAI, JAPAN - In the center of this city, the economic hub of northern Japan , the traffic lights and vending machines are still working.
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Ultimate impact of damage to Japan nuclear reactors still unknown

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
The detection of the highly radioactive elements cesium-137 and iodine-131 outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant heralds the beginning of an ecological and human tragedy. The open question is whether it will be limited, serious or catastrophic.
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Washingtonpost.com debuts redesigned Web site

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Washingtonpost.com A new look for our Web site Today we're excited to share some changes to our Web site, intended to provide you with a better news experience. We hope you'll find that washingtonpost.com now offers more ways for you to engage with and discuss our reporting and makes it easier to...
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Japan earthquake and tsunami death toll expected to exceed 10,000; survivors worry about supplies

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
TOKYO - Overwhelmed by a still-growing catastrophe, Japanese authorities struggled Monday to reach buried survivors and the missing, faced roadblocks in delivering aid and raced to contain an expanding nuclear emergency.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
- MSNBC host Joe Scarborough , responding Friday to an assertion by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) that he had been recruiting Scarborough to run for Senate not in Florida but rather in New York. Scarborough remembers things differently, saying Cornyn was "clear and unambiguous" that he was talking about...
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Who would lead the Democratic National Committee?

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine continues to mull over the possibility of running for Senate in Virginia, with many party observers suggesting that he is 50-50 (or slightly more) on entering the race.
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Corrections

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
A graphic with the continuation of a March 13 Page One article about the effort to contain the nuclear crisis in Japan misstated the amount of radiation detected at the Fukushima site. The radiation detected was 1.015 millisieverts per hour, not 1,015 millisieverts per hour.
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Digest

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
An Orthodox Jewish prayer observance by three passengers aboard an Alaska Airlines flight Sunday alarmed flight attendants unfamiliar with the ritual, prompting them to lock down the cockpit and issue a security alert, officials said.
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State Department spokesman quits after criticizing WikiLeaks suspect's treatment

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Chief State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned Sunday after angering the White House by calling the treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley E. Manning "counterproductive and stupid."
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Obama wants better checks on gun buyers

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
President Obama called for more effective background checks for gun sales after the January shooting rampage in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
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Some nervously eye U.S. nuclear plants

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Anxiety over Japan's quake-crippled nuclear reactors has triggered calls from U.S. lawmakers and activists for a review of U.S. energy policy and for brakes on expansion of domestic nuclear power.
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EPA chief Lisa Jackson perpetually on Capitol Hill hot seat

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson maintained a poker face as she spoke at a congressional budget hearing last week.
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Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to slayings of five in home

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
JERUSALEM - The Israeli government said Sunday that it had approved the construction of hundreds of new homes in West Bank settlements after a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in their home in a Jewish settlement Friday night.
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Digest

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
At least five guards and five inmates were hurt when a riot erupted Sunday in a prison in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit, police and a provincial council member said.
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Police, protesters clash in Bahrain while hundreds rally in Saudi Arabia

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
DAMMAM, SAUDI ARABIA - Security forces and protesters clashed in Bahrain on Sunday during the most violent day in weeks, and hundreds marched in Saudi Arabia to demand the release of prisoners who have been detained without charges.
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Two fighters, shoulder to shoulder, show the diversity of the Libyan rebel forces

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA They are two fighters on the front lines of what they say is a battle for freedom and survival. But the paths that Haitham al-Ghaybee and Abu Sultan took to this moment were very different.
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Libya gains control of more rebel territory

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
TRIPOLI - Libya's government said it had taken over the oil terminal of Brega on Sunday and would press eastward to the rebels' self-styled capital of Benghazi, as Western diplomats remained mixed over intervention in the Libyan crisis.
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Japanese markets plummet as nation deals with damage, power shortages

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Japanese stock markets fell more than 5 percent Monday as the country's manufacturers shuttered plants to assess damage and deal with power shortages, and the nation's economy wrestled with the impact of not only a natural disaster but lingering concerns about nuclear safety.
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Economic events for the week beginning March 14

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
A drumbeat of economic news this week should offer the latest reads on inflation, housing, the industrial sector and Federal Reserve policy.
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