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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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Most schools could face 'failing' label under No Child Left Behind, Duncan says

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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

The Washington Post - Top News - 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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India's mood darkens as corruption undermines nation's self-confidence

The Washington Post - Top News - Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
NEW DELHI - Just a few months ago, India was preening itself in the global spotlight. World leaders were queuing up to visit, and President Obama famously declared that the country was not simply emerging: It had "emerged."
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Digest

The Washington Post - Top News - Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
Vice President Biden told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday that he had been around Washington so long he actually knew Sen. Henry Jackson and Rep. Charles Vanik, authors of a 1974 trade restriction law that is still an irritant in U.S.-Russian relations. It is high time to get rid of...
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U.N. alarmed by surge in civilian casualties in Afghanistan

The Washington Post - Top News - Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
KABUL - A sharp jump in assassinations and a rise in suicide and roadside bombings in Afghanistan last year led to an increase in civilian casualties, the United Nations said Wednesday.
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Amid Arab protests, resentment builds in Jordanian town

The Washington Post - Top News - Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
MAAN, JORDAN - In this bleak desert town in southern Jordan, discontent swirls in living room conversations and on the gritty streets.
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Rebels and Gaddafi forces battle in eastern and western Libya

The Washington Post - Top News - Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Rebel forces in Libya engaged in intense fighting on two fronts Wednesday, claiming to break through a three-day standoff with government fighters in the town of Bin Jawwad but suffering another day of heavy casualties in the besieged western city of Zawiyah .
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U.N. confirms probe into allegations of torture by Gaddafi's forces

The Washington Post - Top News - Thu, 2011-03-10 06:00
BRUSSELS - As NATO defense ministers gathered Wednesday to consider options for action against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, the U.N. special rapporteur for torture said he is looking into allegations that Gaddafi's security forces have tortured opponents since Libya erupted in an armed rebellion...
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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.