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Friday, February 27, 2009

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  • U.S. Goals May Require Longer Troop Stay In Iraq
    President Obama says the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end by Aug. 31, 2010, and he'll honor a previous agreement to remove all forces by Dec. 31, 2011. But officials say both American interests and Iraqi security needs will require a much longer U.S. presence.
  • Week In Politics Examined
    This week, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to withdraw troops from Iraq, unveiled his budget proposal and addressed Congress. Political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss these events.
  • 'Rocky Mountain News' Bids Readers Farewell
    The Rocky Mountain News closed its doors Friday after nearly 150 years in print. The paper's problems were similar to those faced by others in the media industry. With the paper's demise, Denver becomes a one-newspaper town.
  • Obama To Overturn Bush 'Conscience' Rules
    The controversial Bush administration policy allows health care workers to decline to provide or participate in any service that violates their conscience, such as abortion. But some worry that the language is written so broadly it could allow workers to refuse to provide everything from birth control to blood transfusions to end-of-life care.
  • L.A. Police Work To Pick Up A Serial Killer's Trail
    Twenty-two years ago, the Los Angeles police received a phone call from a man who may have seen a serial killer — one who has been preying on south L.A. for more than two decades. This week, detectives released a recording of that call, hoping if they find the caller, he may help them find the killer.
  • Lady Writes The Blues: The Life Of Rose McCoy
    Rose Marie McCoy is one of the most prolific songwriters of '50s American pop music, yet her legacy remains relatively unknown. During her career, the artist published more than 800 songs, some of which were recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Dizzy Gillespie and James Brown.
  • UConn Coach's Outburst Spotlights Salaries
    An outburst by the University of Connecticut men's basketball coach has brought the issue of coach compensation at state universities to the surface. With salaries that can be in the millions, coaches are the highest paid state employees. Sportswriter Stefan Fatisis offers his insight.
  • All Eyes On A-Rod At Yankees' Spring Training
    For the New York Yankees and its fans, spring represents a chance to enjoy baseball instead of fretting about controversies from the offseason. Alex Rodriguez and his admission of steroid use was the inevitable focus as the New York Yankees play in Tampa, Fla.
  • Shrinking GDP, Citibank Plan Analyzed
    The government said Friday the economy shrank at an annual rate of 6.2 percent. Meanwhile, the Treasury Department announced it is converting some preferred shares it owns in Citigroup to common stock, a move that helps stabilize the bank, but increases risks for taxpayers.
  • Education Officials Buoyed By Obama Plan
    President Barack Obama this week proposed more funding for recipients of Pell Grants, which help low-income students go to college, and changes to government-backed student-loan programs. Those changes could have a significant impact on how middle- and low-income students pay for college.

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