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Corrections

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
An Et cetera listing in the March 11 Weekend section incorrectly said that a rummage sale benefiting Bannockburn Nursery School would be held Sunday. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bannockburn Clubhouse in Bethesda.
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Digest

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Rivers rose Friday from Maryland to Maine after days of rain, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.
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States passing laws to bar insurance plans from covering abortion

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Five states have long-standing laws barring private health insurance plans from covering abortion except in restricted cases such as when a mother's life is at risk:
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Health-care law opens new fronts in abortion wars

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
A year after its passage, the federal health-care overhaul is opening fresh battlefields in an old and bitter debate. Almost immediately after the law took effect, five states passed bills that will prohibit private insurance plans sold on new state-based marketplaces from covering abortion, except...
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NFL labor Q and A

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
NFL contract talks broke off Friday, the NFL Players Association was dissolved and league owners locked out the players early Saturday. What happens now?
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Blackwater contractors convicted in Va. trial

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
NORFOLK - Two former Blackwater contractors were found guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter in the May 2009 shooting death of an unarmed Afghan civilian in Kabul.
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House GOP offers new stopgap spending measure

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
House Republicans proposed Friday another stopgap measure to keep the federal government open for business, this one a three-week offer accompanied by roughly $6 billion in spending cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year.
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NATO endorses plan for Afghan forces to take over several areas

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
NATO defense ministers endorsed a plan Friday to hand over responsibility for security in three cities, two provinces and much of the capital to Afghan forces over the next several months, commencing the critical first step in a transition to full Afghan control by the end of 2014.
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Digest

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
An engineer who worked at the Gaza Strip's only power plant is being held in an Israeli prison after disappearing off a train in Ukraine last month, according to relatives, the U.N. refugee agency and an Israeli human rights group.
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U.S. mayor, police chief charged with smuggling guns to Mexico

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
MEXICO CITY - Drug gangsters in northern Mexico looking for high-powered weapons have benefited from some well-placed American suppliers lately, U.S. prosecutors say.
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Japan: The 'Big One' hit, but not where they thought it would

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
They have long been ready for the Big One in Japan. But when it arrived Friday, it was still surprising, still utterly devastating, and it left scientists around the world humbled at how unpredictable the heaving and lurching earth can be.
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U.S. military, aid groups prepare to assist after Japan earthquake

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The U.S. military rerouted several ships toward Japan on Friday and began preparing for humanitarian missions in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left at least hundreds dead.
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Japan earthquake, tsunami spare major economic zones but threaten recession recovery

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Friday struck an area that accounts for only a small fraction of the country's economic activity, but damage could still run into the tens of billions of dollars, according to analysts trying to assess the impact of the disaster.
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Japan was ready for an earthquake, but not this earthquake

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - A combination of natural disasters - an earthquake, then a tsunami - proved in many parts of this country too powerful for any preparation.
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Tech-savvy Tokyo paralyzed by earthquake

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
TOKYO - Japan's huge earthquake brought super-modern Tokyo to a standstill Friday, paralyzing trains that normally run like clockwork and stranding hordes of commuters whose mobile phones had been rendered largely useless.
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Obama joins E.U. in cautious support for Libyan rebels

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
President Obama on Friday offered only tempered support for Libya's rebels and played down the feasibility of Western military intervention to aid their cause, raising questions about how far he is willing to go to help fulfill his declaration last week that Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi "must...
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Saudi Arabia calm on planned 'Day of Rage,' but protests spark violence elsewhere

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
QATIF, SAUDI ARABIA - A "Day of Rage" planned by critics of Saudi Arabia's government proved relatively calm Friday, with peaceful demonstrations in and around the eastern city of Qatif, a day after police fired on protesters there , and elsewhere in oil-rich Eastern Province.
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Businessman escapes Libya posing as Gaddafi loyalist

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
IN RAS JDIR, TUNISIA On the dusty road out of Libya, the flood of humanity has narrowed to a trickle, mostly carloads of Libyans doing cross-border trade or foreign laborers on foot, lugging cheap suitcases and overstuffed plastic bags toward a teeming tent camp.
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Foreign takeovers of Indian drug companies fuel fear of rising prices

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
NEW DELHI - Global pharmaceutical conglomerates' recent acquisitions of Indian companies have alarmed health officials and patient advocacy groups who say that cheap generic drugs may no longer be available for millions of poor people in the coming years.
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WTO rules in favor of China in U.S. dispute

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
World Trade Organization appeals judges on Friday reversed key parts of a ruling that largely backed the United States after China complained about duties on imports of steel pipes, some off-road tires and woven sacks.
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