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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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House GOP offers new stopgap spending measure

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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.
Categories: U.S. News

WTO rules in favor of China in U.S. dispute

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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Spike in gas prices offsetting U.S. tax cut, Obama says

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
President Obama acknowledged Friday that the fast-rising cost of gasoline could diminish the effect of policies designed to stimulate economic growth, but warned that he is not yet prepared to unleash the nation's energy reserves to bring down the price of oil.
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Apple's in-app purchase change is praised

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Apple's move to tighten security for in-app purchases on the iPhone and iPad drew praise from lawmakers who had expressed concerns that consumers, particularly children, were being hit with accidental charges.
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Apple's iPad 2 augments but doesn't reinvent the tablet

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Across America on Friday, people lined up for blocks to buy an incremental update to an established product. In the gadget market, that's not ordinarily rational behavior.
Categories: U.S. News

U.S. markets shrug off Japan quake

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The U.S. stock market barely reacted to the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan, as the level of damage from the disaster remained unclear.
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Apple's iPad 2 draws crowds of eager buyers at Georgetown store

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The lure of a slimmer, lighter iPad 2 convinced more than 200 people to stand in line at the Apple store in Georgetown before the device went on sale to get their hands on the tablet on the first day.
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Dollars from Florida's high-speed rail project up for grabs

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The Obama administration on Friday sent a message to Republican governors who have turned down federal funding for high-speed rail systems, putting $2.4 billion that Florida rejected up for grabs to states that want to invest in the trains.
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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.