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The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Recent arrests of journalists in Turkey will have a "chilling effect" on free speech, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The group urged the aspiring European Union member nation to demonstrate commitment to press freedom.
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U.S. offers aid for Egyptian democracy, but quietly

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
CAIRO - For years, the United States tried to offer democracy-building help here but was thwarted by an Egyptian government that was committed to the opposite.
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State Security HQ overrun in Cairo

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
CAIRO - Hundreds of protesters stormed the headquarters of Egypt's widely feared State Security Investigations agency in Cairo on Saturday and began sifting through thousands of potentially inflammatory documents, marking another step toward dismantling the administration of ousted President Hosni...
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Saudi Arabia warns against more unrest

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - Demonstrations won't be tolerated in Saudi Arabia, and its security forces will act against anyone taking part in them, the Interior Ministry said Saturday, a day after about 100 members of the Shiite minority staged a protest in an eastern region.
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Amid Yemen's unrest, some quit president's party

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
SANAA, YEMEN - Adding to the pressure on Yemen's embattled president, several members of his ruling Congress Party resigned Saturday as tens of thousands of people again took to the streets to demand his ouster and Britain warned its citizens against traveling to the impoverished Arab country.
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In Bahrain, a key opposition leader signals openness to compromise

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
MANAMA, BAHRAIN - A day after protesters chanting anti-government slogans packed downtown Manama, a key hard-line opposition leader said Saturday that he would be willing to make peace with the royal family - but only if it makes major concessions toward democracy.
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Remains of Bamiyan Buddhas yield additional details about statues' origins

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
Ten years ago, the Taliban destroyed the great Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan, two giant statues that watched over the Bamiyan Valley for 1,500 years. Extensive studies of the rubble have revealed new details about the creation and appearance of these statues, including their original colors.
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In Egypt, Post journalists' courage in covering a revolution

The Washington Post - Top News - Sun, 2011-03-06 06:00
The Egyptian who interrogated Post photographer Linda Davidson when she was detained during the Tahrir Square revolution was polite; he later friended her on Facebook. At the time, though, her situation was scary enough. She was in the middle of what turned out to be a 10-hour detention, her seco...
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Gaddafi forces mount fierce counterattack

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi on Friday unleashed their fiercest counterattack yet, assaulting rebel-held positions by ground and air and firing on demonstrators in the government stronghold of Tripoli.
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U.S. adds 192,000 new jobs in February; unemployment rate dips to 8.9 percent

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
The missing piece of the U.S. economic recovery - job creation - is finally falling into place.
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Tip yields arrest in East Coast Rapist case

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
The long search for the elusive East Coast Rapist yielded an arrest Friday after a tip came in from someone who knew the suspect. Detectives secretly picked up one of his discarded cigarette butts, had it tested and learned the DNA was a match, law enforcement officials said.
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Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
In 1985, the Irish government boycotted the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City, the biggest celebration in the Irish American calendar. The cause of its umbrage was Peter T. King , that year's grand marshal and someone the Irish government said was an "avowed" supporter of a terrorist...
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In the House, compostable utensils replaced with old-fashioned plastic

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
What do Congress's spoons say about its soul? Right now, nothing flattering. A debate over the utensils in the House cafeterias has evolved into a parable of Capitol Hill's dysfunction - and each party's willingness to live up to its own stereotype.
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The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
A March 4 Page One article about Democratic state lawmakers in Maryland, Wisconsin and Indiana staying away from legislative sessions in order to gain political leverage, incorrectly identified Scott Walker (R) as Wisconsin's Senate majority leader. Walker is the state's governor.
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Obama praises Jeb Bush on education reform

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
MIAMI - In his first year as Florida governor, Jeb Bush was vilified by Democrats as a "radical" for an education agenda they argued would undermine public schools. So it was a striking moment when, 12 years later, a Democratic president came here Friday to hail the Republican as a "champion of...
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Boehner launches effort to defend gay-marriage ban

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday that the chamber will take action to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, a little over a week after President Obama instructed the Justice Department to no longer defend the constitutionality of the law that bans federal recognition of same-sex...
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Federal grand jury in Tucson shootings indicts Loughner on 46 new charges

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
Accused Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner was charged Friday with 49 federal counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with a January rampage , an attempt by prosecutors to treat victims equally and to protect the public's right to assemble for meetings with federal officials.
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Wis. governor starts process to lay off 1,500

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) Friday began the process for laying off 1,500 state employees, escalating the bitter standoff over his legislation to sharply curtail collective bargaining rights for public employees.
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The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
A U.S. Army official has recommended that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged in the 2009 shooting rampage at a Texas base, face a court-martial and capital charges, the Army said Friday.
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At least 50 African Union peacekeepers dead in Somalia clashes

The Washington Post - Top News - Sat, 2011-03-05 06:00
NAIROBI - About 50 African Union peacekeepers based in Somalia have died in clashes with militants linked to al-Qaeda over the past two weeks, suggesting a dramatic escalation in the fight for the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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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.

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