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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Natasha Richardson Dies

Breaking News: According to a family spokesperson, actress Natasha Richardson has passed away after a serious head injury sustained while skiing in Canada. Drew Levinson reports.

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Inside Bonuses Of Wall Street

As public outrage intensifies over massive salary bonuses for executives and employees at troubled companies, Anthony Mason explains "what it means" to offer financial incentives for workers.

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Spring Break In Rocky Mexico

A travel alert was recently issued warning U.S. tourists about the raging drug war in Mexico. But, as Seth Doane reports, thousands of American college students will celebrate spring break there.

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Convicted Rapists In Military

CBS News Exclusive: Katie Couric reports on the growing number of female soldiers who claim to have been sexually abused, as records indicate that convicted rapists have been permitted to enlist.

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N.Y. Subway Hero

Up and coming N.Y. actor Chad Lindsey can now add "hero" to his resume. As Maggie Rodriguez reports, Lindsey saved an elderly man who fell off a subway platform moments before certain death.

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Obama Angered By 'Excess'

President Obama said that he's not only angered by the AIG bonuses, but by Wall Street's culture of excess. But, as Chip Reid reports, Obama took responsibility, saying "the buck stops with me."

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AIG Asked To Return Bonuses

The CEO of AIG told Congress that employees who received six-figure bonuses will have to return at least 50 percent. But, as Nancy Cordes reports, this may not satisfy lawmakers or the public.

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Obama back on the stump

Obama back on the stump

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Ingraham- I never called McCain fat

Ingraham: I never called McCain fat

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Notebook- Fertility Clinics

After the Calif. octuplets sparked headlines around the world, several states are considering legislation to regulate fertility clinics. Katie Couric reports.

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Four more years?

Four more years?

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Obama- "I'll take responsibility"

Obama: "I'll take responsibility"

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America's New Principal Has Much to Reform

CQ Weekly reporter Lydia Gensheimer profiles new Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the man tasked with getting America's education system back on track.

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Rep. Ackerman to AIG Chief- "Pay the $165 Million Back"

During a congressional hearing on $165 million in AIG retention bonuses, New York Congressman Gary Ackerman advises AIG CEO Edward Libby to pay the money back.

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AIG CEO Calls Bonuses 'Distasteful'

CBS News RAW: Edward Liddy, the chairman and chief executive officer of AIG, explains why millions in bonuses have been given to the financial unit that caused the company's problems.

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Pretzel Shop With A Twist

With a son who has autism, Noah's Pretzels store owner Dwayne Herndon has set out to educate customers and raise awareness about this disorder. CBS News' Joel Brown reports from Washington.

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Dodd responds

Dodd responds

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Pundits React- outrage over the outrage

Pundits React: outrage over the outrage

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Boehner blames Geithner for AIG mess

Boehner blames Geithner for AIG mess

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Snowe- this could have been prevented

Snowe: this could have been prevented

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Liddy on employees giving back bonuses

Liddy on employees giving back bonuses

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Loaded- A Wii game with a dirty mouth

We've got all the news about the iPhone 3.0 operating system, Amazon.com has some new Kindle headaches, and a Sega game for Nintendo's Wii console gets a Guinness World Record for using excessive profanity.

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Obama on AIG- "The Buck Stops With Me"

Obama tells reporters that the "buck stops with me" concerning the AIG retention bonuses uproar.

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Rep. Ackerman to AIG Chief- "Pay the $165 Million Back"

During a congressional hearing on $165 million in AIG retention bonuses, New York Congressman Gary Ackerman advises AIG CEO Edward Libby to pay the money back.

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Liddy on AIG employees' worth

Liddy on AIG employees' worth

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Who's in charge?

Who's in charge?

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Ack attack!

Ack attack!

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Congress kept in the dark, says Liddy

Liddy on Bernanke and Paulson/Geithner

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AIG CEO Liddy's Statement

AIG CEO Liddy's Statement

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Boehner- Geithner "on thin ice"

Boehner: Geithner "on thin ice"

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Boehner- Geithner "on thin ice"

Boehner: Geithner "on thin ice"

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Naming names at AIG

Naming names at AIG

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Naming names at AIG

Naming names at AIG

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Spring Break Gets Bloody

Spring break season has begun for Panama City, Fla. authorities dealing with shootings, accidents and more, reports Michele Gielan.

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The Peays Croon Marvin Gaye

Singing Family Face Off semifinalists The Peays sing 'What's Goin' On?" for their shot at a record contract. Your vote counts at www.cbsnews.com. 70 CBS

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Kanjorski defends, then slams Liddy

Kanjorski defends, then slams Liddy

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Obama on AIG- "The buck stops with me"

Obama: "The buck stops with me"

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Pres. Obama on AIG- "I'm Angry"

March 18, 2009: Pres. Obama responds to questions about the millions of dollars in financial bonuses at AIG. He says he understands the public's anger and is angry himself.

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J4 Takes It To The Next Level

Singing Family Face Off semifinalists J4 perform "Come From The Heart" by Kathy Mattea to try and edge out fellow competitors for a CBS recording contract.

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Gary Sinise Sings For Troops

Actor Gary Sinise of CSI: NY spoke with Maggie Rodriguez and Chris Wragge about the show's upcoming guest stars and his musical career.

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Oswalds' Wow Judges

The Oswald brothers performed "Back Where You Belong" by 38 Special during the semifinal round of the Singing Family Face Off.

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Injured Actress Flown To NYC

Family by her side, actress Natasha Richardson was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City reports Bianca Solorzano. Chris Wragge speaks to Dr. Carolyn Brockington about head injuries.

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Obama's Final Four picks...

POTUS: "I'm going with experience... Tar Heels."

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Doping Without Knowing

Anabolic drugs masquerading as supplements are being marketed to kids, reports Kelly Cobiella. But close to 500,000 high school students admit to using steroids.

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Geithner Under Scrutiny

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is under fire as a result of public outrage over AIG's use of bailout money for executive bonuses. Bill Plante reports.

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Where was the outrage

Where was the outrage

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Barney Frank Slams AIG

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with House Financial Services Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., about the House's plan to get back federal money AIG used for executive bonuses.

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Give Back Money Or Else, AIG

Lawmakers are insisting that they will go after AIG executives if they do not voluntarily return bonuses. Nancy Cordes reports.

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“Arrogance. Incompetence. Greed.”

“Arrogance. Incompetence. Greed.”

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Frank- "We're the owners...not just regulators"

Frank: "We're the owners...not just regulators"

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Morning Show Roundup 3/18/09

Morning Show Roundup 3/18/09

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POLITICO Playback 3/18/09

POLITICO Playback 3/18/09

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Obama's NCAA Bracket

Obama's NCAA Bracket

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AIG Bonuses Outrage Lawmakers

David Mark, Sr. Editor at Politico, weighs in on the AIG bonuses that have lawmakers outraged.

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First Person- Man Wins 3rd Consecutive Iditarod

Make it three Iditarods in a row for Lance Mackey. The musher from Fairbanks has once again won the 1,100-mile trek across the Alaska wilderness in the world's most famous sled dog race. (March 18)

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AIG Chief Liddy to Appear Before Congress Wed.

Edward M. Liddy, chairman and CEO of American International Group Inc. since last fall, has become the reluctant defender of princely employee bonuses that members of Congress _ and much of the American public _ find indefensible. (March 18)

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iPhone 3.0 Offers Over 100 Advances

Apple is updating its software for iPhones so that users can cut, copy and paste text _ a basic computing feature that was missing from the gadget that seems to do everything. (March 18)

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Obama Standing by Geithner in AIG Fiasco

President Obama is standing by embattled Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and defending the administration's role in the AIG bonus fiasco. The AP's Julie Pace reports. (March 18)

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Last P-I Printed; Seattle Goes Web-Only

After 146 years, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's final edition hit the presses Tuesday, but a small crew remained for a journalistic experiment: can a major newspaper make money, and produce good stories, as an Internet-only operation. (March 17)

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Ex-1970s Radical Freed From Calif. Prison

Former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson has been released from prison after serving half her sentence. She'll return to Minnesota, where she lived for years under an assumed name, to serve out her parole. (March 17)

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First Person- Crushed by Foreclosure Cases

Courts in Florida are scrambling to come up with ways to handle a crush of foreclosure cases brought on by the real estate crash. Some judges have seen their caseload triple. Now the push is to have lenders and borrowers treated fairly. (March 18)

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AIG Chief Liddy to Appear Before Congress Wed.

Edward M. Liddy, chairman and CEO of American International Group Inc. since last fall, has become the reluctant defender of princely employee bonuses that members of Congress _ and much of the American public _ find indefensible. (March 18)

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Video Essay- Final Edition of Post-Intelligencer

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition Tuesday. AP Photographer Ted S. Warren rode the early morning ferry to talk to commuters about how they felt about the newspaper closing. (March 18)

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Raw Video- Obama Uses Web to Push His Budget

President Barack Obama is again using the Internet to activate his political supporters. In a new Web video, asks Americans to help him pass his $3.6 trillion budget. (March 18)

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Dungeon Dad Pleads Guilty to All Charges

Josef Fritzl has pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him at his incest-imprisonment trial in Austria. Fritzl was accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years, and fathering her seven children. He now faces life in prison. (March 18)

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Nurse Charged With Killing Three Patients

An Air Force nurse at a hospital in San Antonio faces charges in the deaths of three terminally ill patients. He is accused of giving them lethal doses of medication. (March 18)

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Suspect in NC Slaying of Family of 4 Dead

A suspected opium smuggler facing charges in the North Carolina slayings of a mother and her three children killed himself after a police chase in Utah that ended with his crashed car in flames, authorities said Wednesday. (March 18)

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Raw Video- Witness Consoles Burning Woman

An explosion and fire at a Colorado convenience store has killed a woman. Police in Colorado Springs say an 18-year-old woman was pumping gas when a pump caught fire after it was hit by a pickup that had been struck by an SUV. (March 18)

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Texans Mourn Loved Ones Lost in Mex. Bus Crash

A drunken driver lost control of his tractor-trailer and slammed into a bus carrying Canadians and Americans touring northern Mexico, killing 11, officials said Tuesday. (March 18)

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Prosecutors Charge Madoff Accountant With Fraud

Bernard Madoff's longtime accountant was arrested on fraud charges Wednesday, accused of aiding the man who has admitted cheating thousands of investors out of billions of dollars in the past two decades. (March 18)

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Fed Keeps Rate at Record Low

The Federal Reserve announced it will spend up to $300 billion over the next six months to buy long-term government bonds, a new step aimed at lifting the country out of recession by lowering rates on mortgages and other consumer debt. (March 18)

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AIG CEO- Employees Starting to Return Bonuses

The head of battered insurance giant AIG told Congress on Wednesday that "we've heard the American people loudly and clearly." The AP's Jerry Bodlander reports. (March 18)

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Americans Express Anger Over AIG Bonuses

As the CEO of AIG goes before Congress, people in Chicago and Atlanta react to the millions of dollars in bonuses the bailed-out company paid to workers. (March 18)

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Your Money- April 15th Approaches

With the tax filing deadline approaching, many Americans are wondering what help is available when questions arise. AP Personal Finance Editor Trevor Delaney explains. E-mail your questions to yourmoney@ap.org (March 18)

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March 18- Stocks Jump on Fed Report

The Federal Reserve is keeping Wall Street's big rally alive _ and giving the Treasury market a boost as well. (March 18)

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Obama- AIG Bonuses Inappropriate

President Barack Obama says he wants Congress to pass legislation giving the U.S. government greater regulatory authority over financial institutions like American International Group. (March 18)

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Pope Visits Africa

Pope in Africa says church should help the poor and protect family values

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Police- Link Between Double Murders in Maryland?

Police are trying to determine if there is a connection between a pair of mother-daughter murders in Prince George's County, Maryland. (March 18)

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Netanyahu Aide- US Barring Him Over Spy Probe

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's choice for national security adviser said Wednesday that he has been denied an entry visa to the United States for the past two years because U.S. authorities linked him to a Pentagon spy case. (March 18)

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Arts- Forty Years Later, Woodstock Lives On

The Museum at Bethel Woods, dedicated to the Woodstock festival of 1969, opened last June.

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Barack Obama para ni�os

Es un fen�meno en las librer�as estadounidenses: Barack Obama es el h�roe de cada vez m�s trabajos de literatura para ni�os. El Presidente de Estados Unidos aparece en varias tapas de obras, desde libros ilustrados para peque�os hasta historias m�s largas para j�venes y adultos. Un informe de AFPTV.

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Pope in Africa, uproar over anti-condom message

Pope Benedict XVI embarks on his first full day in Africa, after arriving for his pontifical visit on the AIDS-ravaged continent with a message opposing condom use.

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Director Stephen Frears gets French honours

Stephen Frears, the Oscar-nominated British director known for such works as "The Queen", "Dangerous Liaisons" and "The Grifters", was made a "Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters" in Paris on Wednesday.

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Pope in Africa, uproar over anti-condom message

Pope Benedict XVI's denunciation of condom use to prevent the spread of HIV sparked an international outcry on Wednesday as he toured Africa.

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Fritzl changes murder plea to guilty

Austrian incest father Josef Fritzl faces life in prison after dramatically changing his plea to admit all charges against him, including murder and enslavement. Even his lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, confessed to being surprised by the about-face.

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Rajoelina, acting president of Madagascar

34-year-old Andry Rajoelina became Madagascar's acting president on Wednesday, a day after the army ended a months-long power struggle and swept him to power.

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Madagascar's Rajoelina takes power

Andry Rajoelina became Madagascar's acting president Wednesday and vowed to curb poverty on the island, a day after the army ended a months-long power struggle and swept him to power.

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Threats fail to tame budding Afghan diva's dreams

A young woman, known as Elaha, has braved death threats to mesmerize audiences on "Afghan Star," the country's version of "American Idol."

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Egypt poised for reform on mental health

Egypt's parliament is due to vote on a law that would reform the treatment of hospital patients. Today thousands of patients, abandoned by their families, are interned in psychiatric hospitals.

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South Africa says World Cup security no problem

South Africa says football fans should not be afraid of coming to the country for the Confederations Cup in June or next year's World Cup. To reassure potential visitors, the country's security forces staged a simulation terror attack.

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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Wednesday, March 18th: Obama and AIG; 7 Americans dead in Mexico bus crash; Injured actress flown to NYC for treatment; Former fugitive Sarah Jane Olson released from prison.

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Line at Job Fair Stretches Around Stadium

More than 4200 job seekers arrived at a job fair outside Washington, D.C., trying to fill an estimated 1600 positions. There were so many job seekers that the line wrapped around a football stadium. (March 18)

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Bush Wants Obama to Succeed

Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that he won't criticize Barack Obama because the new U.S. president "deserves my silence," and said he plans to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made in office. (March 18)

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Wis. Killer- 'I Should Be Lined Up and Shot'

The man who shot and killed 3 teenage swimmers on the Wisconsin-Michigan border last summer doesn't regret his killing spree. Scott Johnson faces a mandatory life sentence but says he wouldn't mind if Wisconsin had the death penalty. (March 17)

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Obama Lauds Irish, US Ties

President Barack Obama saluted strong U.S.-Irish ties in a warm welcome for Ireland's leaders at the White House. Obama is pushing to salvage a peace in Northern Ireland amid an upsurge in violence there. (March 17)SLUG:

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Economist says China faces tough choices to tackle slowdown

As the World Bank slashes China's economic growth forecast to 6.5 percent in 2009, a Peking University economist says the country faces tough choices to tackle the slowdown.

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War inspires art as Iraqi galleries reopen

With security improving in Baghdad, much of the city's cultural life has been resuscitated. Very few art galleries stayed open during the war but now more and more are showing the work of local artists.

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Documents Allege Molesting Continued for Months

According to court documents, an Indiana couple who ran a baby-sitting service out of their home had been performing sexual acts on children for more than five months before they were arrested. (March 17)

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Crowds swarm US job fair

Best by the highest unemployment rate in a quarter-century, many thousands of US job seekers have flocked to employment fairs grown so big they now have to be held in sports stadiums.

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