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Clinton: U.S. will keep helping Afghan women

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that the U.S. government will not back away from supporting women's rights in Afghanistan, despite the removal of some gender-equity provisions from two large U.S. Agency for International Development programs in the war-torn nation.
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On Libya, Obama willing to let allies take the lead

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
President Obama is content to let other nations publicly lead the search for solutions to the Libyan conflict, his advisers say, a stance that reflects the more humble tone he has sought to bring to U.S. foreign policy but one that also opens him to criticism that he is a weak leader.
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NPR executive Vivian Schiller resigns under pressure from board and CPB

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
NPR lost its chief executive Wednesday, a day after the news organization was embarrassed by a secretly recorded video that caught one of its top managers calling Republicans "anti-intellectual" and tea party members "racists."
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Sectarian clashes in Egypt challenge revolutionary idealism

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
CAIRO - On the banks of the Nile, in the middle of a roiling protest Wednesday by hundreds of chanting Christians, a man raised a Koran in one hand and a wooden cross in the other. "I came here because we don't want sectarian strife," said Ahmed Moustafa, a 37-year-old Muslim. "Muslims and...
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David Broder, 81, dies; set 'gold standard' for political journalism

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
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Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearings: A key moment in an angry conversation

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
It won't be on the official agenda. It might not even be asked out loud. But it may be the most important question during a congressional hearing Thursday on homegrown Islamic terrorists.
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Most schools could face 'failing' label under No Child Left Behind, Duncan says

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
More than three-quarters of the nation's public schools could soon be labeled "failing" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration said Wednesday as it increased efforts to revamp the signature education initiative of President George W. Bush.
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House to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday that the House will defend in court the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Senate rejects spending bills from both Republicans and Democrats

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican plan to sharply cut spending this year, as well as a far more modest Democratic proposal, clearing a path for negotiations toward a compromise that could streamline government without damaging critical services.
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In Senate's debt debate, talk isn't cheap

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
In the United States Senate, failure is not an option.
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Corrections

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
A March 9 Page One article about military options in Libya for the United States and its European allies incorrectly said that NATO maintained a no-fly zone over Kosovo. That no-fly zone, in the 1990s, was over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Jared Loughner pleads not guilty in Tucson shootings

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
TUCSON - Shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 49 charges that he attempted to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), injured 12 people and killed six others, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl.
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Republican Wisconsin senators bypass Democrats in vote on collective bargaining

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Senate Republicans abruptly passed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan to sharply curtail collective-bargaining rights for public employees Wednesday night, using a legislative maneuver to approve the measure without 14 Democratic senators who fled the state in an effort to block it.
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Digest

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed into law Wednesday a ban on the death penalty in his state, and he commuted the sentences of 15 death-row inmates to life without parole.
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Ice sheets melting faster than earlier estimates

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated and that melting is accelerating, according to a new report that verifies 18 years of melting via two independent techniques.
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Fla. Republicans make it harder for ex-felons to vote

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and his fellow statewide elected officials agreed Wednesday to roll back rules enacted four years ago that had made it easier for many released felons in the state to regain the right to vote.
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ATF's tactics to end gun trafficking face a federal review

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
A controversy over tactics used to break up an extensive Mexican gunrunning ring has prompted federal officials to reevaluate an aggressive law enforcement strategy to stop firearms trafficking.
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U.S. charges 10 in Ciudad Juarez killings

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
U.S. authorities said Wednesday that they have charged 10 alleged Mexican gang members with murdering two Americans and a Mexican man who had ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.
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Congressional freshmen include dozens of millionaires, financial disclosures show

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
The members of this year's freshman class in Congress are far wealthier than the people they represent, with dozens of millionaires joining the ranks of the House and Senate, according to an analysis released Wednesday .
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David Broder's remarkable life and career

Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
On the night before the 2008 New Hampshire primary, a few Washington Post reporters gathered for dinner in Manchester to pay tribute to our colleague David Broder for covering presidential contests in the Granite State for nearly half a century. We all knew it might be the last primary he would c...
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