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President Obama Addresses Nation on Libya

Posted: 03/28/2011 - President Obama addressed the nation Monday night, trying to reassure Americans that U.S. involvement in Libya will be limited in time and scope, but on this 10th day of airstrikes, the Commander in Chief did not outline a specific U.S. exit strategy - even with NATO about to take the reins.

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Climber Attempts World Record

Updated: 03/28/2011 - After climbing structures like the Eiffel Tower, one climber takes on a major landmark in Dubai.

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Occidental Petroleum Chief Earns $76.1M in 2010

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s CEO, who has rankled some shareholders with his large pay packages, doubled his compensation last year, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing. Chairman and CEO Ray Irani, who was America's sixth-highest paid CEO last year, received $76.1 million in 2010.

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US Designates 2 Basque Separatists as Terrorists

Posted: 03/22/2011 - The Obama administration has designated two members of the Basque separatist group ETA as terrorists and is banning Americans from doing business with them.

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Colombian Writer Wins Spanish Literary Prize

Posted: 03/21/2011 - Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez has won the 2011 Alfaguara Spanish literary prize for his novel "El ruido de las cosas al caer" (The Sound of Things Falling).

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Italy's La Scala Honors Japanese Quake Victims

Posted: 03/21/2011 - Milan's La Scala opera house paused for a minute of silence to honor the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami. General manager Stephane Lissner asked the audience at La Scala's premiere of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" on Sunday night for "a minute of reflection dedicated to the dead."

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Taiwan Finds Radiation on Imported Japanese Beans

Posted: 03/20/2011 - TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Taiwanese official says radiation has been detected on fava beans imported from Japan but the amount is too small to harm human health.

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Gulf Markets Rally on Saudi Economic Incentives

Posted: 03/20/2011 - CAIRO (AP) - The major stock markets in the Gulf Arab region have rallied after Saudi Arabia's king decreed $93 billion in financial support measures aimed at quieting discontent in the Arab world's biggest economy.

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Japan to Decide on Food Restrictions

Posted: 03/20/2011 - Japan chief cabinet secretary says government will decide on Monday whether to restrict food products from quake zone, and efforts to cool reactors are showing some results.

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Woman Eats Sand Without Health Problems

Posted: 03/20/2011 - A 70-year-old woman in northern India's state of Uttar Pradesh has been eating about two kilograms of sand everyday for the past 40 years and has not reported any health problems because of this rare habit.

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Japanese Villagers Told Not to Drink Tap Water

Posted: 03/20/2011 - TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Health Ministry says it has advised a village near a crippled nuclear plant not to drink tap water due to elevated levels of radioactive iodine.

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CNN Reporter Has Ties in Japan

Posted: 03/20/2011 - As searches for thousands of missing continued Saturday, police in Japan said more than 7,300 people had died since the monster earthquake and ensuing tsunami struck last week.

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US Begins Air Assault on Lybia

Posted: 03/19/2011 - The United States has begun an air attack on Lybian air defense systems. The attack began roughly around 1 p.m. central time.

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U.S. Ship with Food Aid Continues after 2-week Delay

Posted: 03/17/2011 - A U.S. shipping line says problems with documentation for a cargo of ammunition have been resolved, allowing a ship that also was carrying American food aid to continue its trip after a more than two-week delay in Angola.

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7th Child Victim Killed in Mexico Drug Violence

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Posted: 03/17/2011 - Police in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco say they found the body of a 4-year-old girl who had been shot in the chest - the seventh child killed in drug-related violence in the city in less than a week.

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