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Monday, March 15, 2010

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  • U.S., Mexico Vow Action On Slain Americans
    Mexican and U.S. leaders have vowed to track down the gunmen who killed three people, including two U.S. citizens, with ties to the U.S. Consulate in the border town of Juarez. Mexican authorities say they believe the killings are linked to the country's raging drug war.
  • Turf Fight Is New Front In Mexico's Drug War
    Violence has exploded in Mexico's northeastern border cities, just across the Rio Grande from South Texas, as two drug mafias engage in a vicious new fight for turf. Gunfights have killed dozens of people, and communities up and down the river fear it's just the beginning.
  • Pentagon Shooting Guns Linked To Tennessee
    The guns used in the shootings at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse this year were traced back to the police and court system in Memphis, Tenn. Authorities originally seized the weapons, which were then sold to licensed gun dealers, before making their way to the shooters. State Sen. Doug Jackson, who co-sponsored the measure that limits law enforcement's ability to destroy seized weapons, says the sales help in raising funds.
  • Turing Award Winner On Future Of Tech
    The Association for Computing Machinery recently awarded Charles Thacker its A.M. Turing Award for 2009. Thacker helped develop what some call the world's first personal computer, the Alto, in the 1970s. Thacker, who has been working for Microsoft since the 1990s, discusses where he thinks computer technology is headed.
  • President Obama Pushes Health Care In Ohio
    President Obama took a trip to the swing state of Ohio to push for an overhaul of the health care system. Although there is a multimillion dollar ad campaign for and against the measure, the strange coalition supporting the overhaul has stayed surprisingly intact.
  • Cardiologists Fight Medicare Cutbacks
    A move by the agency that oversees Medicare to cut payments Jan. 1 for certain cardiac procedures has resulted in cardiologists suing the federal government. Their push back is an example of how difficult it is to make even small changes in the health care system.
  • In Marjah, Rooting Out The Taliban Is Only The Start
    U.S. and Afghan forces are continuing an offensive to clear insurgents from Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. But the most difficult part of the operation — paving the way for Afghans to take the reins and establish effective local governance — has only begun.
  • 'Top Secret': The Power And Struggle Of The Press
    The New York Theatre Workshop's production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers examines the gray area between the rights of the press to publish and those of the government to protect its secrets.
  • Actor Peter Graves Remembered
    Actor Peter Graves has died. The star of Mission Impossible and Airplane was 83. He appeared in hundreds of TV episodes and movies.
  • Sen. Dodd Unveils Financial Regulation Plan
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd unveiled his plan to rewrite the nation's financial regulations. The bill released Monday calls for a council of regulators to oversee systemic risk and create a consumer protection agency at the Federal Reserve.

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