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Pepco reliability plan 'cobbled together' without detailed study, report finds

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Pepco's multimillion-dollar plan to reduce power outages and improve reliability was "cobbled together" without detailed study and could fail to achieve its goals, a team of independent consultants has found.
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D.C.'s pot pioneers: Seeking a piece of the medical marijuana action

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Montgomery Blair Sibley might be best known as the lawyer who defended the "D.C. madam ," the infamous escort service owner who claimed to attend to the needs of Washington's elite.
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Gaddafi forces attack rebels anew, even as regime appears to seek talks

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
RAS LANUF, LIBYA - Government and rebel forces engaged in a fierce battle Monday for control of this oil depot on the Mediterranean coast, as regime loyalists mounted assaults on several fronts to reclaim ground lost since the Feb. 17 uprising began.
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Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military...
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'Gang of 6' senators launch public campaign to support deficit reduction

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
RICHMOND - While Washington bickers noisily over cutting a small slice of the federal budget, Sens. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, and Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, launched a campaign Monday to convince the public that merely cutting spending will do little to tame the $14 trillion ...
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Report urges more diversity in military, women in combat

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
The U.S. military is too white and male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
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Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada won't seek reelection

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) will not seek reelection in 2012, bringing to an end a tumultuous several years following an extramarital affair with a former staff member.
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Obama's new Gitmo policy is a lot like Bush's old policy

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
It was another important moment in the education of Barack Obama.
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Corrections

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
A March 4 Weekend review of "Rango" incorrectly said that the movie marked the first time Johnny Depp had made an animated feature. He provided voice talent for Tim Burton's 2005 animated film "Corpse Bride."
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Wisconsin's Walker accuses Senate Democrats of blocking negotiations

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
A chance to end the legislative standoff that has paralyzed the Wisconsin government for weeks seemed to slip away Monday after Gov. Scott Walker (R) accused the leader of the state Senate Democrats of blocking negotiations to end the impasse.
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Three slain in Tucson rampage were shot in head

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
TUCSON - Three of the six people killed in the Jan. 8 rampage that injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) died of gunshot wounds to the head, according to autopsy records released Monday.
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Five potential GOP presidential candidates attend Iowa forum

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
WAUKEE, IOWA - Several Republicans considering 2012 presidential bids came to Iowa on Monday night to test their strength among social conservatives who hold the key to the state's leadoff caucuses.
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Gary Locke, Commerce secretary, to be nominated as ambassador to China

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
President Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the next U.S. ambassador to China, senior administration officials said late Monday, continuing a game of musical chairs that has shuffled top administration officials at the start of the second half of Obama's term.
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Supreme Court opens way for prisoners to try to gain access to DNA evidence

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
The Supreme Court opened a legal avenue Monday for prisoners to try to gain access to DNA evidence that might prove their innocence but noted that their chances at success might be slim.
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Campaign seeks to get teen drivers off their cellphones

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Today's teenagers came of age at the same time cellphones displaced spare change in every purse or pants pocket, so it's no surprise that younger people are more at ease chatting while they drive.
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Digest

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Vice President Biden arrived Monday in Finland for talks with local leaders at the start of a three-country tour that includes Russia and Moldova.
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Mexican film on the court system is now the subject of its own trial

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
When the documentary "Presumed Guilty" opened in theaters here, many Mexicans saw for the first time the inside of one of their own courtrooms - and they watched the brutal, terrible grinding of the wheels of justice in stunned silence.
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Gates says U.S. 'well-positioned' for some troop reductions in Afghanistan in July

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
KABUL - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, heartened by recent military operations to push back the Taliban from major population centers, said the United States is likely to begin pulling out some troops from Afghanistan this summer.
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Jordanian journalists call for press freedom

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
AMMAN, JORDAN - In the first protest of its kind here, journalists from state-controlled media demonstrated Monday for press freedom and demanded the ouster of the editor of the main government-controlled newspaper.
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Amid fears of unrest, China imposes new restrictions on foreign journalists

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
BEIJING - One week after foreign journalists were physically harassed by security officers - and one videographer beaten so badly that he had to be hospitalized - China's foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, denied that the police took part in beating any reporters and said the government follows "the...
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