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The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Honda recalled more than 35,000 Civic hybrids in the United States to fix a problem with the electrical system that could cause the headlights to turn off or the engine to stall.
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Protesters rally in D.C. for harsher sanctions on mortgage servicers

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
The state attorneys general investigating abuses in the mortgage servicing industry said Monday that as they hammer out details of a massive settlement with banks, their main objective remains fixing a system that has subjected consumers to confusion and financial strife.
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Republicans need to take a stand on health-care reform

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
It's put-up-or-shut-up time for Republicans. They managed to make it through the health-care debate without offering serious solutions of their own, and - perhaps more impressive - through the election by promising to tell us their solutions after they'd won. But the jig is up. They need a health...
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SEC, executive settle case of education funds

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Eric M. Westbury Sr., a financial executive accused in 2006 of defrauding the District of Columbia over funds earmarked for charter schools, has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty to the federal government.
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Citing Wachovia takeover, Wells Fargo moves to hire 500 additional workers

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Wells Fargo said Monday that it plans to hire 500 tellers, managers and personal bankers in the Washington area during the next few months as part of its takeover of Wachovia.
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At IMF, the hunt for a new consensus

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
It was a fitting eulogy for the economic orthodoxy that once governed the world, given by one of the men who helped develop it.
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Even if government shuts down, most of Congress won't

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
When it comes to coping with a government shutdown, the legislative and executive branches are certainly separate - but they may not be equal.
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A successor to Gates is a quandary for Obama

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
On five occasions over the past three weeks, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has tried to nail down his departure from the Pentagon by telling members of Congress in budget hearings and military cadets in speeches at West Point and the Air Force Academy that this would be his final appearance...
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Cycling advocates head to National Bike Summit

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
Bicycling advocates will arrive en masse in Washington on Tuesday for the annual National Bike Summit , three days of planning and lobbying that made news last year when Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood climbed onto a table to address the group.
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Goldman, State Dept. team up to help women

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-08 06:00
A woman in a developing country running her own small business can face any number of obstacles: discrimination, limited access to funding, and little education on how to manage the balance sheet of her company or win more customers.
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For first time in decades, Arlington National Cemetery must bury multiple 'unknowns'

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
When the remains of a Vietnam War soldier buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified in 1998 using DNA, Pentagon officials proudly said that the days of interring service members as "unknown" could well be over.
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Gray acknowledges 'missteps,' calls for investigation

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
District Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Sunday acknowledged "missteps" and said he wants the city attorney general and the D.C. Council to investigate allegations that aides to his campaign paid mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown last summer to continue his attacks on then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in exchange...
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In states, parties clash over voting laws that would affect college students, others

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker William O'Brien said in a recent speech to a tea party group.
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Congressional leaders push Obama administration for more aggressive Libya response

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Congressional leaders prodded the Obama administration on Sunday for a more aggressive U.S. response to Libya's increasingly brutal attacks on opposition groups - calling for a no-fly zone and other military measures - but White House officials cautioned against being drawn into a potentially...
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Will the South stay solidly Republican?

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
The 2010 election was devastating for Democrats across the country, but the South was at the epicenter of the destruction.
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Congressional leaders show few signs of compromise as budget showdown looms

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Congressional leaders showed few signs of compromise in their ongoing budget battle Sunday, with Republican and Democratic leaders publicly accusing one another of not being serious about crafting a responsible federal spending plan quickly.
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Correction

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
A graphic with a Feb. 14 Style article on this year's Grammy Awards ceremony, showing the boost in sales that can occur in the week after an artist or group wins Album of the Year, incorrectly labeled the sales total for U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" in the week after it won the award in...
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Congressman King defends himself against criticism over hearings on radical Islam

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
This week's House Homeland Security Committee hearing on "radical Islam" is needed to highlight and investigate the threat posed by homegrown Muslim terrorists, Chairman Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Sunday.
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Hacked e-mails show Web's usefulness in dirty-tricks campaigns

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Although much of K Street spends its time plying the halls of Congress on behalf of well-heeled clients, there is a growing dark side to Washington's lobbying and public relations industry: figuring out new ways to undermine and sabotage opponents.
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'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march observed

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
SELMA, ALA. - Thousand of marchers marked the 46th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights confrontation in Selma.
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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.