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Yemeni police fire on protesters, injuring dozens

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
SANAA, YEMEN - Police opened fire and used tear gas on anti-government demonstrators in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, late Tuesday, injuring at least 50 people, four of them critically, doctors and witnesses said.
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U.S. plans to freeze assets of Libyans involved in attacks on civilians

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
U.S. officials intend to freeze assets owned by some Libyan military, intelligence and government officials involved in attacks on civilian and rebel forces, officials said Tuesday.
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U.S., Europe considering naval operations to deliver humanitarian aid to Libya

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
The United States and its European allies are considering the use of naval assets to deliver humanitarian aid to Libya and to block arms shipments to the government of Moammar Gaddafi, even as they weigh the legality of imposing a no-fly zone without United Nations authorization, according to U.S....
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Remorse brings Libyan, too late, to the rebellion

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Abdullah, a lean young Libyan in a soldierly blue beret, knows he came to the uprising against Moammar Gaddafi one day late. Unlike many members of the Libyan army, he didn't immediately defect to the rebel cause - he surrendered to it, racked with remorse, the morning after he...
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Key Iranian body replaces critical cleric; women demonstrate

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
TEHRAN - Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani withdrew his candidacy Tuesday for reelection as chairman of a key clerical council that holds power over Iran's supreme leader, state media reported.
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Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
The majority of American soldiers undergoing amputation for war wounds last fall lost more than one limb, according to data presented Tuesday to the Defense Health Board, a committee of experts that advises the Defense Department on medical matters.
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Total number of U.S. military deaths

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Total number of U.S. military deaths since 2001 and names of the U.S. troops killed recently in the Afghanistan war, as announced by the Pentagon:
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Gates sees progress in hard-hit Marine unit

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
SANGIN, AFGHANISTAN - The Marine battalion fighting out of this southern Afghanistan district has suffered more losses than any other in the history of the decade-long Afghan war.
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In Afghanistan, U.S. 'civilian surge' falls short in building local government

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
KABUL - Efforts to improve local government in critical Afghan districts have fallen far behind schedule, undermining President Hamid Karzai's hope to reduce the presence of U.S. advisers in the country, according to U.S. and Afghan officials familiar with the program.
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Taxpayers caught in the middle of costly Fannie lawsuit

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
What could be worse thantaxpayers having to pay more than $100 million to defenda shareholder-owned company and its former executives in a private lawsuit?
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BWI, 7 other airports cleared for charter flights to Cuba

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Charter flights may begin flying to Cuba from Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport by year's end, but restrictions remain on those who can make the trip.
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AIG repays $6.9 billion more to Treasury

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
American International Group repaid an additional $6.9 billion of its bailout Tuesday, the Treasury Department said.
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Excerpt from voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
The end of the road for many Global Positioning System devices got a little closer Monday when Google added automatic traffic rerouting to the Android version of its Google Maps smartphone program. You shouldn't need a new version of Google Maps for Android; the app is designed to take note of...
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U.S. stocks gain as crude oil retreats

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
U.S. stocks advanced Tuesday, snapping a two-day decline for benchmark indexes, as crude oil retreated and Bank of America sparked a rally after saying its home-loan business is in "recovery mode."
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Even when he's wrong, Buffett gets it right

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
One secret of successful investing is price. Sell dear enough or buy cheap enough, and you can make money even if the market moves against you.
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21 Pa. priests named by grand jury are suspended

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
PHILADELPHIA - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday suspended 21 priests who were named as child-molestation suspects in a scathing grand jury report last month.
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Lights and sirens, badges and guns for the TARP cops

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Police forces around the country are scrambling to make do in these tough economic times. Nearly half the force in Camden, N.J. - not exactly known as a crime-free town - has been laid off. The bicycle unit is gone, and the canine unit lost two of its three dogs. The number of patrol cars has been...
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Fed pick is likely to be blocked again

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
A Nobel Prize isn't enough to change Sen. Richard C. Shelby's mind about Peter Diamond. The Alabama lawmaker said Tuesday that Diamond is still not qualified to sit on the Federal Reserve Board.
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Lawmakers urge FDA to go slow on genetically modified salmon

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Fearing for the wild salmon industry in the Northwest, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) wants to stop the Food and Drug Administration from making a quick decision on whether to approve genetically modified Atlantic salmon for human consumption.
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