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Thursday, March 5, 2009

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  • GM Again Warns Of Bankruptcy Amid Cash Crunch
    The automaker's auditors Thursday raised "substantial doubt" over the company's ability to continue operations. GM said it might need to seek bankruptcy protection if it can't complete a restructuring plan.
  • Once-Proud Hummer May Be On The Way Out
    As General Motors looks for someone to take the Hummer off its hands, the vehicle's final days may be at hand. The car embraced by some and reviled by others holds an odd iconic status in the public's imagination.
  • Calif. Court Hears Gay-Marriage Ban Appeal
    The California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on an array of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that overturned gay marriage last November. Proposition 8 enjoys wide support outside the state's big cities.
  • Democrats Dealing With The Price Of Victory
    Democrats won the election, but victory came with a price: Congressional leaders must work with moderate factions that helped them increase their majority. Moderates like gun rights, don't much fancy allowing bankruptcy judges to rewrite mortgages, and have budget ideas of their own.
  • 'Good Blooming Year' For California Wildflowers
    Peak season for desert wildflowers is just around the corner. Gail Sevrens, state park district services manager for the Colorado Desert District, which includes Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California, says this is a good year to catch some more elusive species in Anza-Borrego.
  • Sudan Expels Aid Groups From Darfur
    Sudan has ejected 13 humanitarian groups from Darfur, including Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders. In a statement, the U.N. said Sudan also seized assets belonging to the aid groups. Rob Crilly, a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, offers his insight.
  • Iran Urged To Free Jailed U.S. Journalist
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Iran to release journalist Roxana Saberi, who was arrested in Tehran in January. Lee Hamilton, director of the Wilson International Center for Scholars, says going public with the case will let the world know Iran is holding someone unjustly.
  • Official Defends AIG Oversight
    Eric R. Dinallo, superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department, testified Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee about AIG. He defended the system of state insurance regulation, saying the sole problem was in AIG's financial products division.
  • YouTube Launches Online Orchestra
    From thousands of online auditions, 90 winners from 30 countries were chosen to create the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, which will make its debut at Carnegie Hall in April.
  • Arvo Part's Timeless Twist On Tradition
    Critic Tom Manoff reviews In Principio, a new collection of pieces for chorus and orchestra by Estonian composer Arvo Part, finding both stark, majestic drama and tender portrayals of humanity.

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