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U.S. stocks sink in face of worries about Japan

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
U.S. equities fell, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index lower for a third time in four days, as investors struggled to assess how much damage Japan's worst earthquake on record will do to the global economy.
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The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it settled with online advertising provider Chitika for allegedly tracking online activities of users who had opted out of the company's service.
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FDIC too slow to sue officers and directors at failed banks, critics say

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
As the chief undertaker of the Great Recession, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has briskly shuttered 345 failed banks since 2008, at a cost to the government insurance fund of about $76 billion.
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How House GOP spending cuts would add up to more spending later

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Let's say that for every dollar you gave me, I gave you a crisp $10 bill in return. Good deal, right? Almost too good. But before you start to ask questions, I'll remind you that this is my thought experiment. Perhaps I just love dollar bills. Or perhaps I just love you. At any rate, there are no...
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Senate Republicans vow to block non-budget bills

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
The Senate has a much-deserved reputation for being "deliberative," and if some Republicans have their way, the chamber may move even slower in the coming months.
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How much can we justify spending on nuclear weapons?

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
The horrific earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week lead me to this question: Is it not time to talk realistically about the $200 billion or more we plan to spend over the next decade on strategic nuclear weapons and their land- and sea-based delivery systems?
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The Federal Worker

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Cutting collective-bargaining rights in Wisconsin has sent a jolt through federal unions. Federal Diary, B4
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House ethics chair blasts predecessor on idling of lawyers in Waters probe

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
The Republican chairman of the House ethics committee has accused his Democratic predecessor of violating House rules and acting without cause in forcing two staff lawyers to take paid leave amid a contentious committee probe of alleged misconduct by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) last year.
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TOM TOLES

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
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Japan's nuclear crisis deepens as third reactor loses cooling capacity

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 05:00
Japan's nuclear emergency turned more dire on Tuesday after the third explosion in four days rocked the seaside Fukushima Daiichi complex and fire briefly raged in a storage facility for spent fuel rods at a fourth, previously unaffected reactor.
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Japan's nuclear crisis deepens as third reactor loses cooling capacity

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 04:18
Japan's nuclear crisis deepened Monday as utility officials reported that four out of five pumps being used to flood the unit 2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi complex had failed and that the other pump had briefly stopped working, hastening the meltdown of fuel rods that at one point were fully ex
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EUGENE MEYER, 1875-1959 - PHILIP L.

The Washington Post - Top News - Tue, 2011-03-15 01:52
EUGENE MEYER, 1875-1959 - PHILIP L. GRAHAM, 1915-1963
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Pakistan assassinations highlight sway of radical clerics

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 20:25
Slayings of liberal politicians show the seeming invincibility of radical religious leaders.
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Inadequacy of crash test dummies leaves many child safety seats with no federal standards

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 17:48
A lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.
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Japan's race is on to contain meltdowns after blasts at 2 reactors, loss of cooling capacity at 3rd

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 17:46
After a second explosion rocked a Japanese nuclear complex, a third reactor lost its cooling capacity, complicating engineers' efforts to limit the damage of a partial meltdown.
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White House seeks to reconnect with young voters

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Early last month, President Obama addressed 1,000 people at Penn State about his ideas for reviving the country's economy. A couple of weeks later, he delivered a similar address to about 100 small-business owners at Cleveland State University.
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Japan earthquake, tsunami leave scenes of destruction in northeastern city of Sendai

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
SENDAI, JAPAN - In the center of this city, the economic hub of northern Japan , the traffic lights and vending machines are still working.
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Ultimate impact of damage to Japan nuclear reactors still unknown

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
The detection of the highly radioactive elements cesium-137 and iodine-131 outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant heralds the beginning of an ecological and human tragedy. The open question is whether it will be limited, serious or catastrophic.
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Washingtonpost.com debuts redesigned Web site

The Washington Post - Top News - Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Washingtonpost.com A new look for our Web site Today we're excited to share some changes to our Web site, intended to provide you with a better news experience. We hope you'll find that washingtonpost.com now offers more ways for you to engage with and discuss our reporting and makes it easier to...
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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.