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Gaddafi forces push deeper into rebel-held territory

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
RAS LANUF, LIBYA - Moammar Gaddafi's forces pushed farther eastward Saturday toward a strategic port city, pounding terrain with airstrikes and rockets and delivering a setback for Libya's rebels.
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In Libya, underground jail a daunting reminder of Moammar Gaddafi's grip

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA Peering into a subterranean jail, Adil Gnaybor shuddered with fear. Rusted prison bars once covered with earth were now exposed, dug up by rebels who had discovered the secret labyrinth of cells. The space was too small for Gnaybor's 5-foot frame, and a white tube provided the...
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Arab League's backing of no-fly zone over Libya ramps up pressure on West

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
CAIRO - The Arab League endorsed the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya on Saturday and recognized the fledgling rebel movement seeking to topple Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi as the country's legitimate government, increasing pressure on Western powers to intervene in what increasingly...
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Yemeni clashes turn deadly

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
SANAA, YEMEN - Security forces used water cannons, tear gas and live ammunition to quell anti-government activists in the capital early Saturday, witnesses said, but were forced to retreat after hours-long clashes in which at least two people were reportedly killed and hundreds were injured.
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Gates says U.S. military could enforce a no-fly zone in Libya if Obama ordered one

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Saturday that the U.S. military, already fighting two wars in Muslim nations, would have no trouble enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya if President Obama orders one.
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Pope John Paul II gets Facebook page

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican will unveil the latest installment in its social-media transformation this week - a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II.
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NCAA tournament: Will bigger field scare folks out of the pools?

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
The NCAA men's basketball tournament field will be announced at 6 p.m. Sunday night, the official opening bell for the spring rite known as March Madness .
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For a new ombudsman, a flood of e-mail and calls

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Welcome to complaint central; take a number. That's how I feel after a week on the job as The Post's new ombudsman. My predecessor, Andrew Alexander, told me to expect this, but it's not the same thing as actually listening to the dozens of daily phone calls and sifting through the hundreds of e-...
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The Fact Checker

Sun, 2011-03-13 04:22
The Democrats' posturing that they have met Republicans "halfway" on budget cuts does them no credit.
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Japan reeling after 8.9 quake

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
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Japanese nuclear reactors in peril, radiation surges after earthquake, tsunami

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Japanese authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday for five nuclear reactors at two quake-stricken power plants as military and utility officials scrambled to tame rising pressure and radioactivity levels inside the units and stabilize the systems used to cool the plants' hot reactor cores.
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Japan devastated by 8.9-magnitude quake, tsunami

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - A bulldozing tsunami triggered by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake devastated the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, turning cars into driftwood, washing away neighborhoods and leaving this industrialized country bracing for an epic humanitarian disaster.
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l SAUDI ARABIA: The "Day of Rage"

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
l SAUDI ARABIA: The "Day of Rage" planned by government critics proves to be a day of calm. A12
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Japan a leader in engineering earthquake-proof structures, helping to limit damage

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Huge shock absorbers, walls that slide and Teflon foundation pads that isolate buildings from the ground all help explain why medium- and high-rise structures in Japan remained standing in the wake of the country's largest earthquake on record , construction experts said Friday.
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Maryland House derails bill that would legalize same-sex marriage

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The Maryland House of Delegates effectively killed a measure Friday that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state - halting momentum in a year in which proponents thought they would prevail.
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In Libya, Gaddafi forces recapture strategic western town

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
ZAWIYAH, LIBYA - In the battle-scarred center of this small town, evidence abounds that the popular uprising here has been brutally crushed, in a bitter blow to the fast-fading hopes of rebels that they can succeed in toppling Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.
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NFL lockout is now in effect; pro football enters first work stoppage since 1987

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
National Football League team owners locked out the league's players Saturday, shutting down professional football for the first time in 24 years and plunging the nation's most popular and prosperous sport into a time of uncertainty.
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WikiLeaks suspect's treatment 'stupid,' U.S. official says

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has called the treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley E. Manning, an Army private whom military jailers forced to sleep naked for several days last week, "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid."
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Giffords's doctors say Arizona congresswoman is 'making leaps and bounds'

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Six weeks into rehabilitation after suffering a gunshot wound in the head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is able to follow conversations and instructions, occasionally speak in full sentences, express emotion and walk with assistance, her physicians reported Friday.
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Government can get records from Twitter for WikiLeaks probe, judge rules

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
A federal judge ruled Friday that the government can obtain records from the online social networking site Twitter in its criminal investigation of WikiLeaks .
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