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Total number of U.S. military deaths

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Total number of U.S. military deaths since 2001 and names of the U.S. troops killed recently in the Afghanistan war, as announced by the Pentagon:
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Gates sees progress in hard-hit Marine unit

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
SANGIN, AFGHANISTAN - The Marine battalion fighting out of this southern Afghanistan district has suffered more losses than any other in the history of the decade-long Afghan war.
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In Afghanistan, U.S. 'civilian surge' falls short in building local government

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
KABUL - Efforts to improve local government in critical Afghan districts have fallen far behind schedule, undermining President Hamid Karzai's hope to reduce the presence of U.S. advisers in the country, according to U.S. and Afghan officials familiar with the program.
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Taxpayers caught in the middle of costly Fannie lawsuit

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
What could be worse thantaxpayers having to pay more than $100 million to defenda shareholder-owned company and its former executives in a private lawsuit?
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BWI, 7 other airports cleared for charter flights to Cuba

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Charter flights may begin flying to Cuba from Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport by year's end, but restrictions remain on those who can make the trip.
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AIG repays $6.9 billion more to Treasury

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
American International Group repaid an additional $6.9 billion of its bailout Tuesday, the Treasury Department said.
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The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
The end of the road for many Global Positioning System devices got a little closer Monday when Google added automatic traffic rerouting to the Android version of its Google Maps smartphone program. You shouldn't need a new version of Google Maps for Android; the app is designed to take note of...
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U.S. stocks gain as crude oil retreats

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
U.S. stocks advanced Tuesday, snapping a two-day decline for benchmark indexes, as crude oil retreated and Bank of America sparked a rally after saying its home-loan business is in "recovery mode."
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Even when he's wrong, Buffett gets it right

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
One secret of successful investing is price. Sell dear enough or buy cheap enough, and you can make money even if the market moves against you.
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21 Pa. priests named by grand jury are suspended

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
PHILADELPHIA - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday suspended 21 priests who were named as child-molestation suspects in a scathing grand jury report last month.
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Lights and sirens, badges and guns for the TARP cops

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Police forces around the country are scrambling to make do in these tough economic times. Nearly half the force in Camden, N.J. - not exactly known as a crime-free town - has been laid off. The bicycle unit is gone, and the canine unit lost two of its three dogs. The number of patrol cars has been...
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Fed pick is likely to be blocked again

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
A Nobel Prize isn't enough to change Sen. Richard C. Shelby's mind about Peter Diamond. The Alabama lawmaker said Tuesday that Diamond is still not qualified to sit on the Federal Reserve Board.
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Lawmakers urge FDA to go slow on genetically modified salmon

The Washington Post - Top News - Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00
Fearing for the wild salmon industry in the Northwest, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) wants to stop the Food and Drug Administration from making a quick decision on whether to approve genetically modified Atlantic salmon for human consumption.
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Pepco reliability plan 'cobbled together' without detailed study, report finds

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Pepco's multimillion-dollar plan to reduce power outages and improve reliability was "cobbled together" without detailed study and could fail to achieve its goals, a team of independent consultants has found.
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D.C.'s pot pioneers: Seeking a piece of the medical marijuana action

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Montgomery Blair Sibley might be best known as the lawyer who defended the "D.C. madam ," the infamous escort service owner who claimed to attend to the needs of Washington's elite.
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Gaddafi forces attack rebels anew, even as regime appears to seek talks

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
RAS LANUF, LIBYA - Government and rebel forces engaged in a fierce battle Monday for control of this oil depot on the Mediterranean coast, as regime loyalists mounted assaults on several fronts to reclaim ground lost since the Feb. 17 uprising began.
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Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military...
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'Gang of 6' senators launch public campaign to support deficit reduction

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
RICHMOND - While Washington bickers noisily over cutting a small slice of the federal budget, Sens. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, and Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, launched a campaign Monday to convince the public that merely cutting spending will do little to tame the $14 trillion ...
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Report urges more diversity in military, women in combat

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
The U.S. military is too white and male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
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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.