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India's mood darkens as corruption undermines nation's self-confidence

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
NEW DELHI - Just a few months ago, India was preening itself in the global spotlight. World leaders were queuing up to visit, and President Obama famously declared that the country was not simply emerging: It had "emerged."
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Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Vice President Biden told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday that he had been around Washington so long he actually knew Sen. Henry Jackson and Rep. Charles Vanik, authors of a 1974 trade restriction law that is still an irritant in U.S.-Russian relations. It is high time to get rid of...
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U.N. alarmed by surge in civilian casualties in Afghanistan

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
KABUL - A sharp jump in assassinations and a rise in suicide and roadside bombings in Afghanistan last year led to an increase in civilian casualties, the United Nations said Wednesday.
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Amid Arab protests, resentment builds in Jordanian town

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
MAAN, JORDAN - In this bleak desert town in southern Jordan, discontent swirls in living room conversations and on the gritty streets.
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Rebels and Gaddafi forces battle in eastern and western Libya

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Rebel forces in Libya engaged in intense fighting on two fronts Wednesday, claiming to break through a three-day standoff with government fighters in the town of Bin Jawwad but suffering another day of heavy casualties in the besieged western city of Zawiyah .
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U.N. confirms probe into allegations of torture by Gaddafi's forces

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
BRUSSELS - As NATO defense ministers gathered Wednesday to consider options for action against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, the U.N. special rapporteur for torture said he is looking into allegations that Gaddafi's security forces have tortured opponents since Libya erupted in an armed rebellion...
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U.S. funding tech firms that help Mideast dissidents evade government censors

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
The Obama administration may not be lending arms to dissidents in the Middle East, but it is offering aid in another critical way: helping them surf the Web anonymously as they seek to overthrow their governments.
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Iran's response to Middle East protests is muted

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
When Shiite protesters took to the streets of Bahrain three weeks ago, U.S. and Middle Eastern officials watched anxiously to see how Iran, the kingdom's notoriously meddlesome neighbor, would intervene. What happened - or didn't happen - surprised them.
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Discovery returns from final mission

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
CAPE CANAVERAL - Discovery ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.
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Administration accused of bypassing Congress in negotiating deal with banks

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of trying to make an end run around Congress as it negotiates a large settlement with banks involved in shoddy foreclosure practices.
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Markets down amid further violence in Libya

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
U.S. stocks fell Wednesday, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index lower for a third time in four days as violence in Libya tempered optimism that the biggest equity rally since 1955 will extend into a third year.
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Conventional gas-powered cars starting to match hybrids in fuel efficiency

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
The new Chevrolet Cruze Eco can reach eye-popping fuel economy levels of more than 50 miles per gallon on the highway, which even in this era of hybrid-electric cars stands among the best.
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Excerpt from voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
John Boehner's spokesman, Michael Steel, e-mails to ask whether "the White House is meeting Republicans 'halfway' on spending cuts - as they said again in their Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 1 Wednesday - are they going to destroy between 100,000 and 350,000 jobs, depending on whose ...
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FDA approves new drug to treat lupus

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment designed for lupus in half a century Wednesday, a decision that stands to generate billions of dollars over several years for Human Genome Sciences of Rockville and its development partner, GlaxoSmithKline.
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IMF says response to global economic crisis may have deepened some problems

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Governments in the United States and Europe have failed to address some of the core problems that sparked the recent financial crisis and may have made some of them worse by taking such extensive steps to rescue ailing banks and other companies, the International Monetary Fund concluded in a stu...
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Dispute over Colombia pact threatens South Korea deal, Obama's trade agenda

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
An emerging battle over a proposed free-trade agreement with Colombia is undercutting central pieces of President Obama's trade agenda, with key lawmakers urging swift enactment of a U.S.-Colombia deal even though the administration says the pact needs more work.
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In the battle over debit card swipe fees, consumers will lose

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
When it comes to the fight over the fees that merchants pay to allow customers to use debit cards, consumers are damned if the Federal Reserve does what it has proposed to do, and they're damned if it doesn't.
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SEC head says she relied on counsel tied to Madoff account to sort out any conflict

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro has told lawmakers that she left any ethical questions in former general counsel David M. Becker's hands when he told her in 2009 that his late mother had an account with Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff.
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McCaskill to reimburse government $88,000 for flights chartered from firm she co-owns

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Wednesday that she would reimburse the government $88,000 for flights chartered from a company she jointly owns with her husband.
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Bicycle advocates lobby Congress with jobs pitch

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
When bicyclists arrive on Capitol Hill on Thursday to make their annual funding pitch, their message will be tailored to the tenor of the times.
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