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Crews in Oklahoma and Texas make gains against wildfires

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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Gaddafi forces push deeper into rebel-held territory

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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The following list of on-line cookie recipes was making the circuits a few years back in Christmas mailers. I was fascinated by it then and still am so I thought I would share it with those of you who love cookies.

Chill the milk and let's begin.