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    March 23, 2010

    Karzai, Taliban-linked group talk peace

    KABUL – Afghan President Hamid Karzai held an unprecedented meeting Monday with representatives of a major Taliban-linked militant group, boosting his outreach to insurgency leaders to end the eight-year war. Less certain is whether the talks with the weakened Hizb-i-Islami represent a game-changer in the conflict, given the faction’s demand to rewrite the Afghan constitution […]

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    March 23, 2010

    Student shocked in class went along, police say

    The teenager was a willing participant in the stunt that stopped his heart.

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    March 23, 2010

    U.N. report: Polluted waterkills more people than wars

    NAIROBI, Kenya – More people die from polluted water every year than from all forms of violence, including war, the U.N. said in a report Monday that highlights the need for clean drinking water. The report, launched Monday to coincide with World Water Day, said an estimated 2 billion tons of wastewater — including fertilizer […]

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    March 23, 2010

    Researcher James Black,Vbr>beta-blocker pioneer, dies

    The 'landmark' discovery by the pharmacologist, 85, 'has helped millions of patients,' a colleague said.

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    March 23, 2010

    Yemeni Islamic clerics issue decreeopposing ban on child brides

    The group includes a leader the United States has branded a mentor of Osama bin Laden.

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    March 23, 2010

    Pot-rich county seeslegalization as threat

    Humboldt County residents fear more players will mean more supply, undermining their lucrative trade.

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    March 23, 2010

    911 calls lead to DUI arrest of state trooper

    DENVER – An on-duty Colorado state trooper was pulled over Monday and charged with driving drunk after several people called 911 to report a State Patrol vehicle driving erratically, authorities said. Video taken by a television station helicopter showed the arrest of 48-year-old David Dolan, who was in uniform. Sheriff’s deputies put handcuffs on him […]

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    March 23, 2010
    Conrad Murray

    New details on Jackson’s last moments

    Documents say the pop star's doctor collected drug vials before calling for emergency help.

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    March 23, 2010

    Artists dish outsupersized ‘Suppers’

    The portions depicted in the meal have grown steadily over the past millennium, a study finds.

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    March 23, 2010

    World Dispatches

    REYKJAVIK Volcanic activity concerns of larger eruptions nearby Blasts of lava and ash shot out of a volcano in southern Iceland on Monday and small tremors rocked the ground, a surge in activity that raised fears of a larger explosion at the nearby Katla volcano. Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano […]

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