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your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is, as if everything is a miracle."

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NCAA tournament: Will bigger field scare folks out of the pools?

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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Japanese nuclear reactors in peril, radiation surges after earthquake, tsunami

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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"

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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'

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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Corrections

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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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.