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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Grading Obama Press Conference

Only On The Web: CBS News chief political consultant Marc Ambinder provides analysis in the wake of Pres. Obama's second network television news conference.

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Fixing The Homeless Crisis

In response to a question from Ebony Magazine's Kevin Chappell, Pres. Obama highlighted plans in his recovery package to create more jobs and prevent layoffs for those who have fallen on hard times.

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Defending Stem Cell Research

CBS News RAW: President Obama answered a question during a primetime TV press conference about embryonic stem cells and the ethical issues involved with controversial medical research.

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Selling The Big Budget

Pres. Obama held a primetime news conference in an effort to sell his $3.5 trillion budget. As Chip Reid reports, the president says his economic plan is already showing signs of progress.

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To Get Message Out, It's All Obama, All the Time

A primetime news conference capped a weeklong media blitz by the Communicator-in-Chief.

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Budget's Long-Term Effects

CBS News RAW: CBS News' Chip Reid asked Pres. Obama if his budget might put the U.S. into further economic turmoil, with the possibility of an increase in the national debt by at least $7 trillion.

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Obama On American Sacrifice

CBS News RAW: During his second primetime TV press conference, Pres. Obama addressed the issue of economic sacrifice and the American public.

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From Recession To Recovery

CBS News RAW: Pres. Obama stressed the importance of unity on his budget proposal in order for the country to move from recession to recovery and, most importantly, to prosperity.

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Rahm on Obama's media blitz

Rahm on Obama's media blitz

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Fighting For Carmelo

Byron Pitts was with Sgt. Carmelo Rodriguez when he died of skin cancer that military doctors noticed, but left untreated. Now, his family wants Congress to allow them to sue for malpractice.

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N.D. Faces Rising Flood Waters

Red Cross officials and volunteers are trying to lend aid and assistance to residents across North Dakota s Red River valley, which faces potentially record flooding. Cynthia Bowers reports.

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U.S. Security Push In Mexico

The continuing violence in Mexico has forced the U.S. to bolster security on the border. As Seth Doane reports, 500 additional agents have been sent to help in the war on drugs.

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Obama On Primetime, Again

For the second time, President Obama will hold a live primetime television press conference in order to address growing concerns over the economy and government spending. Chip Reid reports.

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21st Century Gold Rush

Looking for a little extra cash? As Ben Tracy reports, it might just be in your jewelry box as the price of gold has skyrocketed above $900 and ounce.

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'72 Biden Car Crash Dispute

There was debate if the man who broadsided a car causing Vice President Biden's first wife and infant daughter to die, was intoxicated. Bob Orr reports the driver's daughter wants his name cleared.

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Geithner, Bernanke & Congress

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged a congressional hearing that their economic rescue plans will work. Nancy Cordes reports from Capitol Hill.

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Obama's second presser highlights

Obama's second presser highlights

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Obama- Proposal won't discourage charitable giving

Obama: Proposal won't discourage charitable giving

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Obama gets a question on race

Obama gets a question on race

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Obama zings Ed Henry

Obama zings Ed Henry

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Notebook- Exxon Valdez

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, Katie Couric reports on the spill's lasting effects on those who lost everything and are still waiting for justice.

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Filipino Protesters Bash U.S.

CBS News RAW: A clash erupted between police officials and protesters just outside of the U.S. Embassy in Manila over a war exercise treaty between America and the Philippines.

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Obama's argument

Obama's argument

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Where is the sacrifice?

Where is the sacrifice?

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Obama defends recovery plan

Obama defends recovery plan

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Obama Calls Astronauts

Along with a group of schoolchildren and several members of Congress, Pres. Obama spoke with the crew currently aboard the International Space Station in low orbit over Earth. Drew Levinson reports.

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Ammunition Low In Texas

Gun sales skyrocketed last year, causing the demand for ammunition to also increase. But, as KFDA s Jeff Todd reports, Texas police precincts and local businesses are now facing an ammo shortage.

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Israeli Protest Turns Violent

An aggressive conflict emerged between far right Israeli Jews and their Israeli-Arab neighbors during an initially-peaceful protest in Umm al-Fahm. CBS News' Charlie D'Agata reports from London.

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Iceland's Two-Headed Lamb

A lamb with 2 heads was born on a farm in So. Iceland and survived the night, but was put to sleep the following morning because it couldn't raise its head.

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Frank Calls Scalia A 'Homophobe'

During an interview with 365 Gay's Ross Palombo, Rep. Barney Frank spoke about gay marriage and called Supreme Court justice Anthony Scalia a "homophobe."

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Fast Draw- Silence

The human ear can listen to a variety of sounds, but some go unheard. As Josh Landis and Mitch Butler report, we may want to thank Mother Nature for keeping some of her sounds silent.

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Loaded- Stalking/Dating On The iPhone

China blocks YouTube again, MySpace gets in-browser instant messaging, and you can now stalk potential dates on your iPhone with the new Match.com app.

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Great Depression Inspiration

Products inspired by the Great Depression era are popular again as the country reflects on the past as a result of the recession. Bianca Solorzano reports.

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Obama meets with Australian PM Rudd

Obama meets with Australian PM Rudd

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What Is Cap & Trade?

What is cap and trade? How does cap and trade figure into President Obama's budget? What effect will a successful cap-and-trade program have on the economy? Kari Manlove of the Center for American Progress explains the basics of cap and trade, including how a program would work, how it figures into Obamas budget, and how it will affect the economy.

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How The Stimulus Bill Actually Works to Create Jobs - A CAP Animation

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/01/recovery_reinvestment101.htmlRecovery investment isn't only about the government paying for individual jobs; it is about rebuilding confidence in the economy and creating an environment that will enable economic growth and spur the private economy to create jobs.

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Job Hunt Makeover

In the series, Job Squad, a team of experts helped job-seeker Jack Iannaccone improve his resume, his look and his finances in order to find a new job.

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Bond Films On DVD

With the release of the latest James Bond film, "Quantum Of Solace," "The Early Show" anchors discuss their favorite Bond films now on DVD.

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Bernanke wanted to sue AIG over bonuses

Bernanke wanted to sue AIG over bonuses

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Ron Paul on the root of the problem

Ron Paul on the root of the problem

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Geithner on Cap Hill

Geithner in the hot seat

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Great Legs, Great Fashions

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with experts about firming up the leg muscles and dressing them up in sexy fashions.

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Latest Baby Gadgets

TheBump.com's Carley Roney showed Maggie Rodriguez some great hi-tech gadgets designed to make a new mother's life easier.

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Benefiting From Stocks Surge

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with two financial experts about whether it is safe to invest in the stock market after the Dow Jones saw its largest one day gain this year.

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Obama calls Space Station

Obama Calls International Space Station

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Dangers Of Red Meat

WCBS-TV's Dr. Holly Phillips spoke to Maggie Rodriguez about the grave dangers of eating red meat daily.

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Bank Gives Back In Oregon

A Portland, Ore. bank is helping their community by granting loans after it received millions in federal bailout money. Priya David reports.

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Napolitano on New Mexico Border Initiatives

Napolitano on New Mexico Border Initiatives

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Morning Show Roundup 3/24/09

Morning Show Roundup 3/24/09

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Obama Calls International Space Station

Obama Calls International Space Station

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A Robert Gibbs Morning

A Robert Gibbs Morning

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Inside The Mont. Plane Crash

The small plane crash in Montana killed 14 people, including three families and their children. Hattie Kauffman reports.

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AIG Caves A Little On Bonuses

As Bill Plante reports, AIG plans to give back the majority of executive bonus money to the government. Harry Smith spoke with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

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Will The Rally Last?

The stock market soared as a result of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's plan to buy banks' toxic assets. Deirdre Bolton reports.

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Change We Can Believe In?



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Friedman- "If this doesn't work... really, really in a fix"

Friedman: "If this doesn't work... really, really in a fix"

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Grassley- "If it works, it might turn us around"

Grassley: "If it works, it might turn us around"

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Friedman- "If this doesn't work... really, really in a fix"

Friedman: "If this doesn't work... really, really in a fix"

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POLITICO Playback 3/24/09

POLITICO Playback 3/24/09

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Meghan McCain on Obama and Overexposure

Meghan McCain on Obama and Overexposure

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Meghan McCain on Women In GOP

Meghan McCain on Women In GOP

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Obama To Hold News Conference On Economy

President Obama will hold a news conference on the the White House's latest plan to help the economy - buy up over a trillion dollars in bad assets from banks. Alex Burns, Reporter for Politico, weighs in.

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Sports- A New Pitch for Cricket

At the first annual American College Spring Break Cricket championship, five teams played a shortened, action-packed version of cricket in the hopes of registering a blip on the American sports landscape.

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City Room- Spring and the Art of Bike Maintenance

Spring is a great time to get bicyles ready. While major repairs are best left to bike shop mechanics, anyone can add air to tires and lube chains.

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Debris at Montana Plane Crash Scene

Shredded metal, pieces of propeller and a seat cushion are among the few discernible items at the scene of a single-engine plane crash that killed 14 people. (March 24))

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First Person- New Vision for Wounded Soldier

Hugo Gonzalez is an ex-soldier who survived a traumatic head injury in 2004 while fighting in Iraq. He is legally blind. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs is helping Gonzalez back into civilian life using some high-tech tools. (March 24)

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White House Unveils Anti-Mexico Drug Effort

The Obama administration plans to send more agents and equipment to the southwestern border to fight Mexican drug cartels and keep violence from spilling over into the United States. (March 24)

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Police- Multi-State Manhunt for Indiana Escapees

A Kentucky State Police spokesman says the search for three inmates who escaped from an Indiana state prison has become a multi-state manhunt after the men assaulted three Kentucky residents and stole guns, cash and clothing. (March 24)

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Israel's Labor Votes to Join Coalition Govt.

Israel's Labor Party voted Tuesday to join the incoming government of Benjamin Netanyahu, giving a centrist tone to the coalition that has looked hard-line up to now. (March 24)

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Police- Baby Abducted Near Tampa Has Been Found

Police have called off the Amber Alert for a 2-month old girl after locating the infant. Plant City police say that Sandra Cruz-Francisco was turned over to the sheriff's office in Manatee County, south of Tampa. (March 24)

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Tornado Leaves Path of Destruction in Neb.

Crews are surveying storm damage Tuesday in parts of eastern Nebraska and Iowa after tornadoes touched down. (March 24)

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Va. Resort Employee Sought in Double Murder

Despite an intense manhunt, there has still been no sign of the man suspected of fatally shooting two of his supervisors at a posh resort in western Virginia while guests dined nearby. (March 24)

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White House Reveals Anti-cartel Plan for Border

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it is sending more agents and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border to combat Mexican drug cartels. (March 24)

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Jewish Extremist March Provokes Clash With Arabs

Israeli police fire teared gas canisters at Israeli Arab youths during march by Israeli extremists in a northern Israeli-Arab village. (March 24)

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Wreckage Removed From Japanese Runway

Japan's main airport reopens runway after FedEx cargo plane crash that killed two pilots. The crash happened Monday in high winds, and was caught on surveillance tape. (March 24)

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Was Ice a Factor in Montana Plane Crash?

Speculation over the crash of a single-engine turboprop plane into a cemetery shifted to ice on the wings Monday after it became less likely that overloading was to blame. (March 24)

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Raw Video- 3 Rescued From Sinking Boat

A fishing boat sank off the New Jersey coast Tuesday, killing at least one person and leaving four others missing in near-freezing water, the Coast Guard said. Rescuers plucked three people from the ocean after the sinking of the Lady Mary. (March 24)

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Octuplets Mom Fires Nurses

Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman has fired a nonprofit group of nurses that helped care for her children, accusing the group of spying on her and reporting her to child welfare officials, her spokesman said Monday. (March 24)

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$1 Billion in Madoff Assets Located

More than $1 billion in assets from Bernard Madoff's businesses have been found, a lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for jilted investors said Monday. (March 24)

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15 AIG Execs Return Bonus Cash

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday that 15 employees who received some of the largest bonuses from American International Group Inc. have agreed to return the more than $30 million worth of payments in full. (March 24)

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Money Minute- GM, Digital TV, Mountaintop Mining

General Motors has announced the first of 3,400 salaried layoffs in the United States. The AP's David Melendy reports. (March 23)

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Geithner Seeks New Powers Over Financial Co's.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress on Tuesday for broad new powers to regulate nonbank financial companies whose collapse could jeopardize the economy. AP's Jerry Bodlander reports. (March 24)

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Your Money- Best Practices to Prepare a Will

The untim4ely death of actress Natasha Richardson has brought the issue of personal wills into the forefront. AP Personal Finance Editor Trevor Delaney explains. (March 24)

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March 24- Stocks Fall, but Keep Some Ground

Stocks gave back some gains Tuesday as investors looked for direction a day after the market's biggest advance in five months. (March 24)

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Obama- U.S. to Stay on Offensive in Afghanistan

In a meeting with the Australian prime minister, President Obama said the U.S. will stay on the offensive in Afghanistan. About 1,000 Australian troops are in Afghanistan. (March 24)

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Barack Obama- The First 100 Days

The Associated Press is asking a variety of political analysts to asses President Obama's first 100 days in office. This week, American University's Allan Lichtman weighs in. (March 24)

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Hispanics help Catholicism hold ground in US

Religious affiliation is declining in the US, but Catholics remain the largest religious group nationwide, thanks in large part to a growing Hispanic population of fervent believers.

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Designer Kenzo opens house ahead of art auction

Japanese designer Kenzo is putting his impressive art collection up for auction in June. On show at his Paris home, objects -- some of them very rare -- from Asian sacred art to Chinese archeology, African masks or American Indian headdresses.

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In U.S., Water Pollution Top Environmental Worry

Americans are more likely to say they worry a great deal or a fair amount about the pollution of drinking water than any other environmental problem facing the United States.

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Egyptian cotton farmers drop their prized crop

Faced with falling prices and tough competition from cheaper synthetic fibres, Egyptian cotton farmers are turning away from the crop that once brought them riches and renown.

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Afghan police polish image in 'hearts and minds' campaign

Afghanistan's interior ministry has launched a campaign to brush up the image of its oft-maligned police force, using dramatic footage of officers repelling a bold insurgent attack. But locals remain sceptical.

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Superstar French chef gets wax doppleganger

Alain Ducasse, the celebrity chef with exquisite and pricey restaurants in France, Monaco, New York and London, now gets to pose for posterity -- in wax. His statue, accompanied by a wax replica of a signature dish, took its place this week at the Grevin Museum in Paris alongside other French and foreign notable figures.

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Sports- N.C.A.A. Tournament Tipoff

With the N.C.A.A. men's tournament down to 16 teams, Sports Editor Tom Jolly and Connor Ennis break down the next round.

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Politics- First 100 Days Edition

Reporters and editors from The New York Times discuss the Obama administration.

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Movies / Critics' Picks- Critics' Picks- 'The Bicycle Thief'

A. O. Scott reviews Vittorio De Sica's masterpiece of Neorealism, "The Bicycle Thief."

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Bloggingheads- Bloggingheads- Obama's Ponzi Scheme

Law professors Jack Balkin, left, of Yale University and Eric Posner of the University of Chicago discuss whether Obama could get stuck in the political version of a Ponzi scheme.

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Rich harvest for Albania's organic farm

Since the fall of communism in Albania, the country has struggled to be self-sufficient and is forced to import most of its food. One young farmer is determined to put the country's perfect growing conditions to good use, and has set up Albania's first organic olive farm.

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Oakland, Calif. Mourns Slain Officers

Bouquets of flowers from grieving residents piled up at a growing memorial in front of the Oakland police department after three officers were killed following a pair of Saturday shootouts. A fourth officer is in grave condition. (March 23)

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Alaska Volcano Mount Redoubt Erupts 5 Times

Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years. Communities north of Anchorage are being showered by the dust. (March 23)

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Geithner on Toxic Assets Plan, Bonuses

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses the Obama administration's plan for revitalizing the nation's banking system and the future of bonuses at private companies getting federal assistance. (March 23)

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David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend

David Letterman says he and longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko married last Thursday at the courthouse in Choteau, Mont. The couple has a son, Harry, born in November 2003. (March 23)

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NY Art Exhibit Takes Chelsea to Havana

Chelsea artists, galleries are being featured in an exhibit in Havana. The organizers hope this is a step toward improving relations between the United States and Cuba. (March 23)

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