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Shifting spring: Arctic plankton blooming up to 50 days earlier now

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Climate researchers have long warned that the Arctic is particularly vulnerable to global warming. The dramatic shrinking of sea ice in areas circling the North Pole highlights those concerns.
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Japanese foreign minister Maehara resigns amid donation flap

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
TOKYO - Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara resigned Sunday after receiving illegal donations from a foreigner, dealing another blow to Prime Minister Naoto Kan's faltering ruling party .
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As food prices soar, Japan braces for pain

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
IN TOKYO Acup of coffee costs less than it did 10 years ago. Same goes for a meal of fish and rice - or even a shot of sake. At Yoshimasa Kaise's 43-year-old tofu shop, a block of tofu costs 150 yen, or roughly $1.80. Kaise can't imagine what customers would say if he raised the price to155 yen.
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The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Twelve people, including five children, were killed Sunday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb planted by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said.
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Gaddafi intensifies campaign

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
RAS LANUF, LIBYA - Moammar Gaddafi's loyalists escalated a lethal counterattack on Sunday, heightening assaults on rebel-held cities near his western stronghold of Tripoli and pushing back opposition forces attempting to advance toward the capital.
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In Venezuela, Chavez tries to boost Gaddafi

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Moammar Gaddafi is hunkered down, some once-loyal aides have abandoned him for the rebel side, and President Obama and other leaders are demanding he step down.
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New Egypt foreign minister likely to be tougher on Israel

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
CAIRO - Egypt on Sunday got its second new government in less than six weeks, including a new foreign minister who is expected to take a tougher line with Israel than the government of the ousted president Hosni Mubarak did.
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In Kuwait, a long battle to oust the prime minister

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
KUWAIT CITY - Protesters haven't packed Kuwait's streets, but the country - long the most democratic in the Persian Gulf - is in the throes of the same battle to reform its leadership as other Arab states.
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U.S. warns Americans in Yemen of 'extremely high' security threat amid unrest and 'terrorist activities'

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
SANAA, YEMEN - The United States on Sunday warned citizens in Yemen to consider leaving the country as violence escalated between government loyalists and protesters seeking the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Saudi authorities arrest at least 22 Shiite protesters

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Saudi Arabia's security forces have detained at least 22 minority Shiites who protested last week against discrimination, activists said Sunday, as the kingdom tries to keep the wave of regional unrest outside its borders.
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Pop-up retail gains favor in D.C. with Garment District, Mount Pleasant Temporium

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
There was no certainty that the Temporium, a temporary "pop-up" retail boutique featuring 17 local designers, would take off when it launched in July at 13th and H streets NE .
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Economic events for the week beginning March 7

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
It is likely to be a quiet week for economic data, highlighted by two early indications of first-quarter gross domestic product growth.
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New at the top: John (Jack) Remondi

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
I got my first share of stock from my dad when I was 12. It was something I followed and read about, and it piqued my interest.
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Boeing consolidating Washington presence with new Crystal City office

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Defense contractor Boeing is bolstering its Washington area operations by finalizing plans for two new office complexes, in Crystal City and Germantown, where it will collectively move nearly 1,000 employees.
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Washington area appointments and promotions for the week of March 7

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
GCS of McLean named Kenneth Leiter , formerly with Lockheed Martin, chief operating officer.
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Washington area business events for the week of March 7

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Is My Compliance Program Effective? Seven Questions for Government Contractors. Discussion to include an overall market view on how best to achieve an effective compliance program that will allow your enterprise to prosper in the year ahead. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mintz Levin Offices, 701 Pennsylvania...
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Washington area bankruptcies for the week of March 7

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local court clerk's offices.
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Navy readies training for end of 'don't ask, don't tell'

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Four documents - a 24-slide PowerPoint presentation, a two-page pamphlet, an eight-page "frequently asked questions" form and 14 written vignettes - are being used by naval commanders and senior enlisted officers to train "deck hand sailors," or the rank and file, on what will happen once President...
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Old fight lingers over Old Hickory's roots

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
THE WAXHAWS, CAROLINAS - South Carolina claims Andrew Jackson as its only president. But wait - on the grounds of the North Carolina capitol, a bronze statue of Jackson sits with two others as "Presidents North Carolina Gave the Nation."
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Covert pairings: Stories from a clandestine couple

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-07 06:00
Robert Baer, whose CIA exploits and exasperations in the Middle East were immortalized in the 2005 George Clooney thriller "Syriana", has a new role: conjugal co-author.
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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.