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In Saudi Arabia, activists push more boldly for reform

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - With a growing number of Saudi citizens calling for change, the kingdom is turning to old tactics to keep dissent at bay, banning protests, detaining some activists and blocking Web sites carrying petitions for reform.
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Obama warns Gaddafi loyalists

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
President Obama addressed comments directly to Moammar Gaddafi's inner circle Monday in an attempt to pressure those helping prop up the embattled Libyan dictator with a tacit threat of future criminal prosecution.
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Turmoil jars U.S. counterterrorism efforts

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
In a span of weeks, popular uprisings in the Islamic world have upended counterterrorism relationships that the United States spent much of the past decade trying to build.
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Excerpt from voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Angry Birds, that highly addictive game from the Finnish company Rovio, is coming to Facebook next month. So far, 1.3 million Facebook users have clicked the "like" button on the game's official Facebook page, which promised updates on the social network's version of the game.
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Democratic lawmakers urge Obama to tap oil reserve

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Is $100-a-barrel oil a national emergency? Some Democratic lawmakers say yes, and assert that now is the time for the United States to dip into its Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is brimming with 727 million barrels of crude.
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VDOW 12,090.03 DOWN 79.85, 0.7% VNASDAQ

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
VDOW 12,090.03 DOWN 79.85, 0.7% VNASDAQ 2745.63 DOWN 39.04, 1.4%
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Digest

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Honda recalled more than 35,000 Civic hybrids in the United States to fix a problem with the electrical system that could cause the headlights to turn off or the engine to stall.
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Protesters rally in D.C. for harsher sanctions on mortgage servicers

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
The state attorneys general investigating abuses in the mortgage servicing industry said Monday that as they hammer out details of a massive settlement with banks, their main objective remains fixing a system that has subjected consumers to confusion and financial strife.
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Republicans need to take a stand on health-care reform

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
It's put-up-or-shut-up time for Republicans. They managed to make it through the health-care debate without offering serious solutions of their own, and - perhaps more impressive - through the election by promising to tell us their solutions after they'd won. But the jig is up. They need a health...
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SEC, executive settle case of education funds

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Eric M. Westbury Sr., a financial executive accused in 2006 of defrauding the District of Columbia over funds earmarked for charter schools, has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty to the federal government.
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Citing Wachovia takeover, Wells Fargo moves to hire 500 additional workers

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Wells Fargo said Monday that it plans to hire 500 tellers, managers and personal bankers in the Washington area during the next few months as part of its takeover of Wachovia.
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At IMF, the hunt for a new consensus

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
It was a fitting eulogy for the economic orthodoxy that once governed the world, given by one of the men who helped develop it.
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Even if government shuts down, most of Congress won't

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
When it comes to coping with a government shutdown, the legislative and executive branches are certainly separate - but they may not be equal.
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A successor to Gates is a quandary for Obama

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
On five occasions over the past three weeks, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has tried to nail down his departure from the Pentagon by telling members of Congress in budget hearings and military cadets in speeches at West Point and the Air Force Academy that this would be his final appearance...
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Cycling advocates head to National Bike Summit

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Bicycling advocates will arrive en masse in Washington on Tuesday for the annual National Bike Summit , three days of planning and lobbying that made news last year when Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood climbed onto a table to address the group.
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Goldman, State Dept. team up to help women

Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
A woman in a developing country running her own small business can face any number of obstacles: discrimination, limited access to funding, and little education on how to manage the balance sheet of her company or win more customers.
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For first time in decades, Arlington National Cemetery must bury multiple 'unknowns'

Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
When the remains of a Vietnam War soldier buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified in 1998 using DNA, Pentagon officials proudly said that the days of interring service members as "unknown" could well be over.
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Gray acknowledges 'missteps,' calls for investigation

Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
District Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Sunday acknowledged "missteps" and said he wants the city attorney general and the D.C. Council to investigate allegations that aides to his campaign paid mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown last summer to continue his attacks on then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in exchange...
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In states, parties clash over voting laws that would affect college students, others

Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker William O'Brien said in a recent speech to a tea party group.
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Congressional leaders push Obama administration for more aggressive Libya response

Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Congressional leaders prodded the Obama administration on Sunday for a more aggressive U.S. response to Libya's increasingly brutal attacks on opposition groups - calling for a no-fly zone and other military measures - but White House officials cautioned against being drawn into a potentially...
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