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The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
A tornado slammed into a southwestern Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman, injuring 11 people and forcing about 1,500 to be evacuated because of natural gas leaks.
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Amputations and genital injuries increase sharply among soldiers in Afghanistan

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Doctors and nurses treating soldiers injured in Afghanistan have begun speaking of a new "signature wound" - two legs blown off at the knee or higher, accompanied by damage to the genitals and pelvic injuries requiring at least a temporary colostomy.
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U.S. contractor awaits verdict after two-day trial in Cuba

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
HAVANA - The trial of a U.S. government contractor facing up to 20 years in jail on charges he sought to undermine Cuba's government wrapped up Saturday after both sides gave closing arguments, but with no indication of when a verdict might come.
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In brig, WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning ordered to sleep without clothing

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Military jailers are forcing Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old soldier accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.org, to strip naked in his cell at night and sleep without clothing, a requirement his attorney says was imposed after Manning made a "sarcastic quip" about his confinement.
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States with sharpest spikes in food stamp recipients

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Below are the states with the largest year-over-year percentage increases in food stamp recipients for the period ending November.
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Afghan prison an insurgent breeding ground

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
IN KABUL For six years, the Afghan government has held Abdul Jabar behind bars, separated from his father, a former Taliban judge, and his seven brothers, all Taliban fighters.
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The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Questions and answers about lice and videos on how to detect and treat them: www.headlice.org
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Mayor Gray: No 'quid pro quo'

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown told The Washington Post that he struck a deal last summer with the campaign of Mayor Vincent C. Gray to continue his attacks on incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in exchange for a city job if Gray won.
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Stalemate in Libyan siege

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Government forces carried out a bloody siege of Zawiyah on Saturday, bombarding the rebel-held western city with mortar fire and deploying tanks in the streets and snipers on rooftops.
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As telecom industry evolves, success of Netflix is its biggest threat

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
By any measure, Netflix is having a marquee year. It has 20 million subscribers, way up from 12 million just a year ago. Its stock has tripled in that time. During periods of peak Internet use, a full fifth of all American bandwidth consumption is people watching movies on Netflix.com .
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In Afghanistan, U.S. shifts strategy on women's rights as it eyes wider priorities

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
When the U.S. Agency for International Development sought bids last March for a $140 million land reform program in Afghanistan , it insisted that the winning contractor meet specific goals to promote women's rights: The number of deeds granting women title had to increase by 50 percent; there would...
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Harriet Tubman vs. John Hanson: Statuary Hall smackdown

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Harriet Tubman has history on her side. But does she have the votes?
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Walkout at Washington Hospital Center

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Almost a year of rancorous contract talks came to a head Friday when several hundred nurses at Washington Hospital Center, the region's largest hospital, walked off the job for a 24-hour strike.
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Man vs. machine in juvenile justice?

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Joseph Mitchell monitors youngsters on behalf of the District's juvenile justice system, conducting daily checks that supplement the work of probation officers and social workers. He makes sure the youngsters make it to class. He stops by their homes to make sure they're in by curfew. He sits in...
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Man wounded by Pr. George's officer

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
A Prince George's County police officer shot and wounded a man Friday during an investigation in the Clinton area of the county.
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Obama's 2012 reelection team gets moving

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
As Republicans dither, debating who is and who isn't in the 2012 race for the White House, President Obama and his team are moving swiftly to dive into the business of winning reelection.
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Thousands turn out for latest protest against Wis. governor's budget plan

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Tens of thousands of demonstrators again descended on the state Capitol in Wisconsin on Saturday in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's plan to dramatically curb collective bargaining for public employees in the state.
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The Fact Checker

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
The American public appears to be clamoring for a discussion about the size and scope of the federal government. But how can Washington have a serious debate when most Americans are ignorant of what is in the budget?
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talk shows

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Guests to be interviewed Sunday on major television talk shows:
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Navy seeks to discharge sailor found asleep in bed with another male sailor

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
To hear Navy Petty Officer Stephen C. Jones tell it, what happened in his bedroom one night last month was purely innocuous: Another male sailor came by to watch "The Vampire Diaries," and they both dozed off in the same bed.
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