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Lax Internal Revenue Service rules help groups shield campaign donor identities

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
American Crossroads GPS, an advocacy group that reported spending about $17 million on advertising before the midterm elections, generated controversy by using its nonprofit status to shield donors' identities.
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In China, NBA's Stephon Marbury is a hit

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
IN FOSHAN, CHINA He doesn't like Chinese food much, has to fly economy instead of by private jet and makes a tiny fraction of the $20 million he earned each year playing basketball for the New York Knicks.
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White House moving to repair troubled relationship with Cabinet

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
News this week of the first departure of a Cabinet secretary from the Obama administration comes amid a wide-ranging effort under the new chief of staff, William M. Daley, to repair badly frayed relations between the White House and the Cabinet.
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Egypt's security forces are weakened after decades as Mubarak's enforcer

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
CAIRO - For years, Marwa Farouk lived in fear of Egypt's state security agents, who arrested and interrogated her several times for her work as an activist.
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In Utah, Sen. Hatch courts tea partyers one by one in quest for survival

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
LOGAN, UTAH - Here's how you run for reelection if you're a powerful Republican senator from a state where powerful Republican activists want somebody new:
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NPR exec calls tea party members racist, xenophobic in secretly recorded video

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
The former head of NPR's fundraising arm says in a surreptitiously recorded video by a conservative activist that members of the tea party movement are xenophobic and racist and that NPR would prefer to do without subsidies provided by the federal government.
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Digest

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
On the eve of Discovery's final homecoming, the six shuttle astronauts paid tribute Tuesday to the world's most traveled spaceship, saying it may be some time before there is another vessel worthy of the name and capable of venturing farther.
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Sign of the times: Updated Bible

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
A retooled classic hitting bookstores this week will raise new questions for millions of Christians about the nature of sin, whether women can exert authority over men and what the word "booty" really means.
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Corrections

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
A March 8 A-section article about Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's impending nomination to serve as U.S. ambassador to China incorrectly said that the former Washington governor was the first Asian American elected governor of a U.S. state. George R. Ariyoshi, governor of Hawaii from 1974 to 1986,...
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State and local workers: Gone but not off the books

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Whoever it was who came up with the phrase "golden years" might have had Bruce Malkenhorst Sr. in mind.
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More than half of California children Latino, census shows

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
More than half the children in California are Latinos, according to new census statistics that show the nation's most populous state rapidly approaching the day when Hispanics overtake whites as the largest minority.
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Maine gets waiver from health premium rules

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Maine received a three-year waiver of federal rules, contained in the 2010 health-care law, that require insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on patient care, the U.S. government said Tuesday.
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Japanese Americans: House hearings on radical Islam 'sinister'

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
During the chaotic days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Basim Elkarra was passing by an Islamic school in Sacramento when he did a double-take: The windows were covered with thousands of origami cranes - peace symbols that had been created and donated by Japanese Americans.
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Senate still wrangling over spending bill

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Senate leaders delayed until Wednesday consideration of a bill to fund the government through Sept. 30, as Democrats accused Republicans of reneging on an agreement to stage side-by-side votes on two competing plans to cut spending.
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Milestones in the eradication of smallpox

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
1796: Edward Jenner invents a smallpox vaccine. 1966: The World Health Organization launches a global campaign to eradicate smallpox.
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Should last remaining known smallpox virus die?

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
More than three decades after smallpox was eradicated, an international struggle has reemerged with new intensity about whether to destroy the only known specimens of the virus that causes one of humanity's worst scourges.
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Digest

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Soldiers backing Ivory Coast's rogue leader opened fire on civilians again Tuesday, killing at least four people hours after hundreds took to the streets to protest the deaths of seven women gunned down at a march last week.
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Bombing kills 25 near intelligence office in eastern Pakistan

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A car bomb exploded near an office of Pakistan's main intelligence agency in the eastern city of Faisalabad on Tuesday, killing 25 people in the type of militant attack that is growing more common in the country's populous heartland.
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Russians protest by emigrating, not demonstrating

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
IN MOSCOW While protesters have been marching in the Middle East demanding liberty, Russians have been mostly silent. Instead of packing the streets, some have been quietly packing their bags, pursuing freedom in a new wave of emigration.
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Women's rights marchers in Cairo report sexual assaults by angry mob

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
CAIRO - Women hoping to extend their rights in post-revolutionary Egypt were faced with a harsh reality Tuesday when a mob of angry men beat and sexually assaulted marchers calling for political and social equality, witnesses said.
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