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Official death toll rises

Posted: 03/16/2011 - The official count of the dead in Japan's earthquake and tsunami is nearing 3,700, but that could be just a fraction of the actual number.

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Situation at nuclear plant unclear

Posted: 03/16/2011 - It's not clear exactly what is going on at a nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, but conditions there appear to be worsening.

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McCain upbeat on Afghan war's progress

Posted: 03/15/2011 - With the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan offering Congress his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, a leading Republican is asserting that the U.S. and its NATO allies are turning around the conflict.

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Death toll rises, survivors found

Posted: 03/15/2011 - The death toll following Friday's earthquake and tsunami has risen above 3,300, although officials expect at least 10,000 dead from one province alone.

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More troubles for Japanese nuclear plant

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Even though the fire at a Japanese reactor has been out for some time, officials say the water in a fuel storage pond might still be boiling.

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FEMA shifts course on flood map modeling

Updated: 03/11/2011 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will take a second look at the flood risk of communities without federal flood protection before it gives final approval to new flood risk maps.

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Obama voices condolences

Posted: 03/11/2011 - President Barack Obama has voiced condolences for the people who perished in the earthquake in Japan, saying the United States "stands ready to help" in any way it can.

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8.9 magnitude quake strikes Japan

Posted: 03/11/2011 - A rising death toll is in the dozens in the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern part of Japan.

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Soggy Northeast fights rain, worries about floods

Posted: 03/10/2011 - Flood watches are in effect across much of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as rain moves in and threatens to raise already swollen waterways out of their banks.

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2 journalists missing in Libya

Posted: 03/10/2011 - Britain's Guardian newspaper says one of its correspondents went missing in Libya along with a Brazilian journalist traveling with him.

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Controversial terror hearing under way

Posted: 03/10/2011 - A controversial hearing on Islamic terrorism is underway on Capitol Hill, with the chairman saying the inquiry does not warrant the "rage and hysteria" it has prompted.

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Pa. cites abortion clinic violations; doctor quits

Posted: 03/10/2011 - Pennsylvania health officials renewed their inspections of free-standing abortion clinics in the months after a drug investigation revealed a "house of horrors" facility that operated for years in Philadelphia.

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GOP health care move would cut benefits

Posted: 03/09/2011 - The Obama administration says a Montana Republican's amendment to deny funding for the new federal health care law would prevent Medicare from paying the bills for millions of seniors.

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