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Turmoil in the Middle East l libya:

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Turmoil in the Middle East l libya: When Secretary of State Clinton meets with the rebel leadership, she will hear from a movement of high ideals, under siege and desperate for recognition. A15
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Brown had six run-ins with law enforcement before landing D.C. job

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown had had six run-ins with law enforcement, including three charges in the District and an attempted-murder charge in Chicago, at the time he received a $110,000-a-year job in the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, said city officials and sources...
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Obama extends olive branch in gun control debate

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Two months after the shooting rampage in Tucson renewed a debate over gun violence, President Obama is still searching for a way to take on the issue without touching off a battle with the powerful gun rights lobby.
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Corrections

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
A photo caption with the Backstage column in the March 9 Style section transposed the identifications of the late radio personality Bob Davis and his husband, Henry Schalizki. The photo appears here with a corrected caption.
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Tricare target of Pentagon cuts as health care projected to reach $65B

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Among government workers, one group enjoys lifetime health benefits virtually unmatched in the United States: military retirees.
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Digest

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
A sniper-like gunman hiding behind a tree on a hillside in southwest Virginia killed two sheriff's deputies from long range with a high-powered rifle, and wounded two other officers during a shootout.
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Prominent GOP lawmakers oppose stopgap budget bills

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
A pair of prominent conservative Republicans declared their opposition to the latest short-term budget bill on Monday, increasing the uncertainty about Congress's ability to maintain support for stopgap measures to avoid a government shutdown .
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Digest

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday ratcheted up his condemnation of the fatal stabbing of five members of a family in a Jewish settlement on Friday, calling it a "despicable act" that was "inhuman and immoral."
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Bomb kills 37 at Afghan army base

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
KABUL - A suicide bomber targeting an army recruiting center in northern Afghanistan killed at least 37 people Monday afternoon, Afghan authorities said.
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China's premier again calls for political reform

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
BEIJING - Declaring reform "an eternal theme of history," Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday that his country needs to pursue "political restructuring" alongside economic growth to combat rising inequality and rampant corruption.
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Japan's victims struggle to understand what's happened

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
IN SOMA, JAPAN The second his mother takes her eyes off him, the 3-year-old boy darts across the room, a gymnasium near city hall that serves as a temporary home to about 500 newly homeless Japanese. He weaves around the older evacuees and leaps over small stacks of blankets. Yurie Tanaka quickly...
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Fear is potent risk of Japanese nuclear crisis

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
When it comes to the nuclear power disaster unfolding in Japan, there is far more to fear than fear itself. But fear is one of the biggest - and could turn out to be the most potent - dangers.
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Japan facing mounting toll in a triple catastrophe

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
TOKYO - As bodies washed ashore by the hundreds and an emergency deepened at a coastal nuclear plant, millions in Japan on Tuesday faced an unabating sense of apprehension, mourning and astonishment over the emerging scope of this nation-changing catastrophe.
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In Sendai, long lines of quiet desperation

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
IN SENDAI, JAPAN Outside the Rigoletto Tapas Lounge, an eatery that normally offers fine wines and Spanish delicacies, the bourgeoisie of this quake-crippled northern Japanese city lined up for hours Monday.
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Nuclear experts weigh in on GE containment system

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Since General Electric supplied the design four decades ago for all six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in northeastern Japan, some regulators and critics have questioned whether the system - which was supposed to be smaller and less expensive than others - can withstand a...
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Critics say Egypt getting crash course in constitutional confusion

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
CAIRO - If it's true that Egypt pulled off a so-called Facebook revolution, then the nation is about to confront a status change in its relationship with democracy: "It's complicated." Very.
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Four journalists deported from Yemen

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
SANAA, YEMEN - A British journalist says he and three other foreign reporters have been deported from Yemen after being detained for several hours.
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Saudi troops intervene to shore up Bahrain's monarchy

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
DAMMAM, SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi armored personnel carriers rolled over a causeway into Bahrain on Monday in an extraordinary intervention aimed at helping a neighboring Sunni monarchy bring an end to weeks of Shiite-led protests that have unnerved kingdoms and emirates throughout the Persian Gulf...
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Digest

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Senate Republicans have raised the stakes in their showdown with President Obama over trade policy, saying they will block the confirmation of a new Commerce Department secretary until the administration submits to Congress three free-trade agreements.
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Higher food prices may be here to stay

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Agronomist Roger Elmore suspected trouble in July, when Iowa's cool summer nights didn't get as cool as usual.
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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.