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Merkel says tough nuclear power tests approved

Posted: 03/25/2011 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders have agreed on criteria for tests of their nuclear plants that are being implemented in response to Japan's nuclear crisis.

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Number of foreigners leaving Japan soars

Posted: 03/25/2011 - An immigration official says more than 161,000 foreigners have left Japan since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered an unfolding nuclear crisis.

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Stocks open higher after revised GDP report

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Stocks are pushing higher at the opening of trading after the government said the economy grew at a faster pace than expected at the end of last year.

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Rand Paul mulling presidential bid

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012 if his father decides not to make another White House bid.

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FAA chief suspends controller who was reportedly dozing

Posted: 03/24/2011 - The nation's top aviation official says he's suspended a control tower supervisor while investigating why no controller was available to aid two planes that landed at Washington's Reagan airport earlier this week.

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Turkish TV: NATO to command Libya operation

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Turkey's state-run TV has quoted the foreign minister as saying Turkey's demands have been met and NATO will now take command of the Libya military operation.

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New census milestone: Hispanics reach 50 million

Posted: 03/24/2011 - In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in many states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or 1 in 6 Americans.

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Royal wedding to be on iTunes

Posted: 03/23/2011 - Prince William and Kate Middleton can go straight from Westminster Abbey to your personal playlist.

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Oil prices climb above $105

Posted: 03/23/2011 - Oil prices are higher as investors anticipate a government report on U.S. petroleum demand.

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Warning about Tokyo tap water

Posted: 03/23/2011 - Japanese officials are telling parents to not let their infants drink tap water in Tokyo.

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Hundreds under threat of wind-driven Colo. fire

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Fire managers are looking forward to more help today but still aren't optimistic about conditions improving in the battle against a fire in the mountains west of Denver.

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Gates' Russia visit complicated by Libya bombing

Posted: 03/22/2011 - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Moscow to discuss missile defense with Russian leaders, but those talks are sure to be overshadowed by the U.S.-led bombing campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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Pentagon: Gadhafi forces in disarray after assault

Posted: 03/21/2011 - Pentagon officials say a U.S.-led coalition has succeeded in scattering and isolating Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's forces after a weekend of punishing air attacks, and American military authorities are moving to hand control of the operation to other countries.

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Tanks deploy in Sanaa as top army general defects

Posted: 03/21/2011 - Tanks and armored vehicles have deployed in the Yemeni capital after a top army commander and close aide to the country's embattled leader announced he was defecting to the opposition.

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Kids safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2

Updated: 03/21/2011 - New guidelines for parents say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.

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State Dept offers radiation antedote to workers

Posted: 03/21/2011 - The State Department is offering potassium iodide to its staff in Japan as a precaution against a possible radiation release from the tsunami ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Gray smoke rises at Japanese nuclear plant

Posted: 03/21/2011 - A plant spokesman says workers have been evacuated from Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear complex after gray smoke was seen rising from one of its reactors.

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UN nuke chief: emergency response changes needed

Posted: 03/21/2011 - The United Nations' nuclear chief says Japan's nuclear crisis has exposed serious problems in how governments respond to disasters, and how they must improve their responses.

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