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Egypt's leaders seek police force's speedy return to duty

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
CAIRO - Responding to public alarm over escalating lawlessness and sectarian violence , Egyptian political leaders urged police Thursday to return to the streets as soon as possible, saying their absence threatens to undermine the country's fledgling democracy.
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Signs of dissent becoming more visible among Saudi Arabian youths

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
JIDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - It is 9 p.m. on a Monday, and the Jasur bookstore cafe in Jiddah's chic Hamra district is hopping. Upstairs, Saudi men and women pack a poetry reading, while downstairs a book club discusses Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller, " Blink ." Nearby, a team of young comic writers is...
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Saudi police open fire at protest

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
DAMMAM, SAUDI ARABIA - Three people were injured when police opened fire during a protest in eastern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, according to a witness and a Saudi official.
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In Libya, advance by Gaddafi forces sends rebels fleeing

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi sent opposition fighters fleeing Thursday from a strategic oil port in eastern Libya that rebels had held for a week, appearing to reverse the rebels' advances toward Tripoli.
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Yemeni president offers plan to amend constitution

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
SANAA, YEMEN - Embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced plans Thursday for a new constitution that would guarantee the independence of Yemen's parliament and judiciary. But the concession was immediately rejected by the opposition movement, which appears determined to end Saleh's nearly...
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Dalai Lama says he will relinquish political role to democratically elected leader

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
DHARMSALA, INDIA - The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he plans to relinquish his political role as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile to a prime minister who will be chosen in elections March 20.
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Intelligence director's testimony about Gaddafi causes controversy

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Testimony from the nation's intelligence director that Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi will "prevail" in that country's conflict prompted an attempt by the White House on Thursday to play down that assessment and a call by at least one key senator for the resignation of the nation's top spy.
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NATO troops kill Karzai's cousin in botched raid, Afghans say

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
KABUL - The accidental killing of a cousin of President Hamid Karzai by a U.S. Special Forces team became on Thursday the latest in a string of high-profile civilian casualties that have further soured the relationship between the Afghan leader and his American benefactors.
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Excerpt from voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Apple's iPad 2 arrives in stores today. Which means that Motorola's Xoom tablet already faced tough odds when it made its retail debut late last month. But after spending a week and change with this thing, I see a bigger problem: It has trouble holding its own against the original iPad.
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AOL to cut 20 percent of its workforce

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
AOL said Thursday that it will slash 900 jobs worldwide, or nearly 20 percent of its work force, partly to eliminate overlap that stems from its recent purchase of the Huffington Post.
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Study recommends SEC reorganization

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which is responsible for policing Wall Street, may need to scale back its ambitions to live within its means, according to a newly completed study that Congress ordered in response to the financial crisis.
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SEC chairman: Former general counsel should not have worked on Madoff fallout

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro said Thursday that, in hindsight, former general counsel David M. Becker, who inherited part of a Bernard Madoff investment account, should have stayed out of the agency's work on the Madoff bankruptcy.
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Federal Housing Administration leader David Stevens will leave post

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
David H. Stevens plans to leave his post as head of the Federal Housing Administration by the end of April after guiding the agency through its toughest financial challenges in one of the housing market's darkest periods.
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Unemployment rate slipped in Md. and Va. in January, held steady in D.C.

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
The unemployment rates fell slightly in Maryland and Virginia in January but remained steady in the District, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The data show strong job growth in the District and Virginia but losses in Maryland.
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Law firm Howrey to dissolve next week

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
The Howrey law firm in Washington announced late Wednesday that it will dissolve on Tuesday, making it the latest victim of a recession that has exposed cracks in the law firm business model and revealed the risks of rapid expansion.
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Apple changes policy for in-app purchases

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Apple took a step toward child-protecting the iPhone and iPad, saying Thursday that it has tightened security measures for purchases made within applications.
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TSA revises estimates on using private airport security screeners

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
A long-simmering dispute on the use of private security screeners at U.S. airports boiled over again this week as the top House Republican on transportation issues accused the Transportation Security Administration of inflating the cost of using such screeners in an effort to keep federal screeners...
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Rumsfeld and Cheney safeguard America

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been wrongly accused by critics of arrogantly shooting from the hip and getting us into that mess in Iraq.
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Obama seeks government reorganization plans in 90 days

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
President Obama is giving aides 90 days to find ways to overhaul federal trade and export agencies, according to senior administration officials familiar with his plans.
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