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    March 27, 2010

    Skirmish in Gaza kills two Israelis, Palestinian civilian

    The fighting marks a shift after months of little confrontation and adds to peace-talk hurdles.

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Iraqi election results too close for comfort

    Rival voting blocs are likely to be in a virtual tie, which could trigger political feuds and eruptions of violence.

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Researchers: Diet, exercise key to cutting breast cancer

    BARCELONA, Spain — Up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more, researchers at a conference said Thursday, renewing a sensitive debate about how lifestyle factors affect the disease. Better treatments, early diagnosis and mammogram screenings have dramatically slowed breast cancer, but experts […]

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    NASA shows expensive taste, report says

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s space agency paid the out-of-this-world price of $66 a person a day for bagels, cookies and juice at a conference, a new report found. The subject of the NASA conference? It was a training session for its procurement officials – the people who do the buying with taxpayer funds. During the […]

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Congress OKs bill to expand college aid, ease debt

    The sweeping legislation strips banks of their role as middlemen in handling federal student loans.

  • Published
    March 26, 2010
    OSAMA BIN LADEN

    Bin Laden threatens deaths if 9/11 ringleader is executed

    U.S. officials dismiss the threat, saying it's been clear Americans captured by al-Qaida won't live.

  • Published
    March 26, 2010
    Arthur Budzinski

    Man says priest abuse was like ‘walking into a trap’

    Arthur Budzinski was one of about 200 boys at a school for the deaf who say they were molested.

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Pentagon unveils policies to reduce expulsion of gays

    The changes represent the first step in determining what needs to be done to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell.'

  • Published
    March 25, 2010

    Military easing of gay rules expected today

    Relaxing of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy is seen as temporary until Congress takes permanent action.

  • Published
    March 25, 2010

    French police detain alleged Twitter hacker

    – Dispatches NAIROBI, Kenya Private security guards kill Somali pirate in gunfight In the first killing of its kind, private security contractors shot dead a Somali pirate in a clash that left two skiffs riddled with bullet holes, officials said Wednesday. The killing raises questions over who has jurisdiction over a growing army of armed […]

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