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Thursday, March 4, 2010

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  • Anti-Incumbent Sentiment Grows Ahead Of Iraq Vote
    It seems a bit early for anti-incumbent fever as Iraq's democratic tradition is only a few years old. But the one lesson drawn from provincial elections last year was that Iraqis like to vote out sitting officials, including possibly the prime minister.
  • Ex-U.S. Envoy: Iraq Attacks Attempt To Destabilize
    The former U.S. ambassador to Iraq says the recent spate of attacks in the country is another attempt to disrupt the political process in Iraq. But Ryan Crocker warns that the attacks are a reminder that the fight is not over in Iraq.
  • How Smithsonian Selects, Rejects Donations
    The Smithsonian Institution announced this week it won't accept a donation of the suit worn by O.J. Simpson on the day of his murder acquittal. Lonnie G. Bunch, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses how proposed donated objects are sorted though for acceptance and rejection at the institution.
  • One Scientist's Prescription: Grow Your Own Drugs
    Ethnobotanist James Wong believes there is no reason to always use conventional medicines when you can find relief from the plants in your garden. Wong, who wrote Grow Your Own Drugs, says that herbal medicines can be a useful complement to conventional drugs.
  • Pervasive Post-Quake Looting Dismays Chileans
    Crime is low in Chile, a country considered Latin America's most politically and socially stable. So the widespread looting that has followed last weekend's earthquake astonished many Chileans — and has people questioning just how much progress Chile has really made.
  • Ethiopia-Born Businessman Runs U.S. Aid Program
    Daniel Yohannes, who left his home country of Ethiopia when he was 17 to make a new life in the United States, says he's happy to give back to his adopted country, by serving in the Obama administration. Yohannes runs a multibillion dollar aid program that started under the Bush administration to fight poverty and promote good governance.
  • RNC Fundraising Plan Focuses On 'Fear' Of Obama
    A confidential Republican National Committee presentation reveals the party's strategy to raise money this election season. The RNC urges capitalizing on "fear" of President Obama and a promise to save the country from "socialism." Andy Barr, a reporter for Politico, says though the presentation came from the RNC, it's now trying to distance itself from it.
  • Girl Scouts Venture Online To Market Their Cookies
    This year, the Girl Scouts are taking pitches for their $700 million a year business online. That's despite a controversy last year, in which 8-year-old Wild Freeborn of North Carolina put together a YouTube video — and the organization called it a violation of its rules.
  • Recipes Using Girl Scout Cookies
    Elizabeth Farry, community relations manager for the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast, talks about using Girl Scout Cookies as ingredients in other recipes. Farry has tried many of the recipes on the Girl Scouts' Web site, including fried caramel delights, thin mint brownies and do-si-dos peanut Thai chicken.
  • Democratic Abortion Foe On Health Care Measure
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) says he is concerned the health care bill could contain what he deems lax language on abortion. But he says he's waiting to see the final language in the bill before he decides on his vote. Stupak says he won't support a measure that changes current law on federal funding of abortions.

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