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Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Fourteen people were killed Saturday when a tour bus returning from a casino at daybreak scraped along a guard rail on Interstate 95, tipped on its side and slammed into a pole that sheared it nearly end to end.
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Pentagon cancer research budget comes under scrutiny

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
As the Pentagon seeks to trim spending, there are some programs Congress believes the military can't do without. Among them: cancer research.
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'Wisconsin 14' group of Democratic senators returns, greeted by thousands at Capitol

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
The Democratic state senators who left Wisconsin to protest Republican legislation to weaken union rights for public workers returned Saturday to thousands of supporters who pledged to continue fighting.
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At Pollies, political operatives come together to honor their own

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Hollywood has the Oscars and Washington has the "Pollies."
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In Va. assault case, anxious parents recognize 'dark side of autism'

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
When a Stafford County jury this month found an autistic teenager guilty of assaulting a law enforcement officer and recommended that he spend 101/2 years in prison, a woman in the second row sobbed.
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talk shows

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Guests to be interviewed Sunday on major television talk shows:
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Crews in Oklahoma and Texas make gains against wildfires

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
HARRAH, OKLA. - Aided by cooler temperatures and slower winds, firefighters on Saturday had largely contained wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes in Oklahoma and Texas.
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Ky. restaurant floats away after barge cable loosens

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
COVINGTON, KY. - Kathy Kinane and her husband walked into the upscale Waterfront restaurant wearing snorkeling gear, a joking reference to the recent rain and rising water level outside the eatery, housed on a barge.
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Theaters fight proposed calorie disclosure rule for movie snacks

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Movie theater chains are fighting a federal regulation that would require them to disclose that their popcorn contains as many as 1,460 calories, or equal to almost three Big Macs.
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Hindu terrorism charges force India to reflect on prejudices against Muslims

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
IN DEWAS, INDIA When a series of bomb attacks ripped through Muslim neighborhoods, mosques and shrines in India in recent years, suspicion fell firmly on a familiar culprit: Islamist terror. After each incident, scores of Indian Muslims were rounded up , and many were tortured. Confessions were...
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Digest

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded Saturday that NATO have its troops "stop their operations on our soil" - the bluntest language he has yet used to criticize the way the international force is waging the war.
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As other authoritarian leaders fall, N. Korea pushes ahead with succession plan

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
TOKYO - Last Sunday, a crowd of young North Koreans marched through a square in their capital city. They brandished red flags and called for a higher standard of living. But they also carried placards glorifying leader Kim Jong Il, and only a day earlier, they had attended an ideology seminar at...
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Maryland contractor Alan Gross draws 15-year sentence in Cuba

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
A Cuban court sentenced a Maryland man to 15 years in jail Saturday for bringing computer gear onto the island illegally as part of a U.S. pro-democracy program, a development that could further strain relations between Washington and its Cold War enemy.
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Israeli troops scour West Bank villages for killers of 5 Jewish settlers

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
JERUSALEM - Israeli troops fanned out into Palestinian villages Saturday to search for the killers of five family members stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Palestinians to end what he described as incitement that encourages attacks.
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In Japan, damaged nuclear plants create fears of radioactive threat

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
IN TOKYO Over the past 30 years, Bernd Domres has rushed to earthquakes from Armenia to Algeria to Haiti. The German doctor has struggled with horrendous roads, filthy hospitals and other familiar challenges of the developing world.
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Japan quake: China sets aside disputes, offers help

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
BEIJING - The earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan may help temporarily ease Japan's strained relations with China, allowing the Asian rivals for the moment to look past lingering territorial, economic, military and historical disputes.
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Japan begins grim relief mission with towns flooded, thousands reported missing

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
TOKYO - Rescue teams searched through matchstick rubble Saturday for thousands of people missing in flooded areas of northeastern Japan, beginning one of the most complex relief efforts in history.
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Radiation exposure poses range of potential health problems for Japanese

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Thousands of people living around the Japanese nuclear power plant most seriously damaged by the earthquake evacuated Saturday as authorities detected radiation leaks from the crippled facility, began screening evacuees for radiation exposure and announced plans to distribute pills to protect...
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Japan disaster may mean setback for U.S. nuclear industry

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Stymied by concerns about safety and cost, the U.S. nuclear power industry has struggled to make a comeback for decades. Now the revival may have to wait even longer, as earthquake damage to a reactor in northern Japan has again highlighted the potential hazards of going nuclear.
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Nuclear missteps, safety concerns

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Japan's dependence on nuclear energy soared after 1973 in response to skyrocketing oil prices that year. In 2002, the country mapped a nuclear future that sought to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by further increasing its reliance on nuclear power. Current plans call for 50 percent of the...
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