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Friday, March 18, 2011

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  • Gadhafi's Forces May Not Have Eased Up Attacks
    Libya today declared a full ceasefire, vowing to halt military operations against rebel fighters. It may not be enough, though, to thwart air strikes from countries, including Britain and France. They're poised to act on a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing military action to halt Moammar Gadhafi's campaign to crush his opposition. U.S. and European leaders said Libya must do more than offer promises. And there are indications Gadhafi's forces haven't eased up at all.
  • West Makes Tough Demands On Gadhafi Regime
    The Obama Administration was initially reluctant to support military action against the Gadhafi regime. President Obama said Friday the U.S. backing of intervention in Libya was driven, in his words, "by Gadhafi's refusal to respect the rights of his people and the potential for mass murder of innocent civilians." And Friday, U.S., British, and French governments suggested that they will be satisfied with little less than Gadhafi's removal from power.
  • Violence Erupts In Yemen Protests
    Robert Siegel provides on update on the anti-government protests in Yemen, which turned violent today. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators had gathered at Sanaa University in the capital. They had just finished noon prayers when bullets rained down from nearby rooftops. Reports say between 30 and 40 protesters were killed - and more than 100 injured.
  • U.S. Seafood Industry Braces For Japan Crisis Impact
    On the import side, there are fears that American sushi customers will steer clear of Japanese fish. As for exports, the broken infrastructure in northeast Japan will make it much harder for producers in the Pacific Northwest to get fish to consumers.
  • Week In Review: Libya; Japan
    Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about events in Libya and Japan this week.
  • In Northeastern Japan, A 'Very Unsettling Time'
    Noda used to sit on the Pacific Coast near the top of the main island of Japan. But the waves following the earthquake flattened much of the town. Its citizens now struggle with debris piles more than two stories high, no power and limited fuel.
  • Leaving Japan: Nuclear Fears Send Americans Packing
    Many Americans and other foreigners, fearing the worst in the nuclear crisis, are fleeing Japan. "Just in case, we don't want to wait until the last possible second" to go, said Sandra Horowitz, who was heading to Narita International Airport for a flight to Portland, Ore., with two of her children.
  • Ex-Mayoral Candidate Alleges Corruption During D.C. Primary
    And now, a story about corruption, cronyism, pay-for-play politics, high profile firings — not to mention the FBI and an investigation by a congressional committee. The cast of characters includes the recently elected D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and one of his opponents in last year's Democratic primary, Sulaimon Brown. Brown, who has a history of run-ins with the law, says the Gray campaign paid him to stay in the race and attack the incumbent mayor Adrian Fenty. In exchange, he says, he was promised a senior post in the Gray administration. A promise that Brown says was not kept. Mayor Gray denies all of it. Robert Siegel talks with the Washington Post's D.C. political reporter Nikita Stewart for more.
  • What's Happened In March Madness Thus Far?
    Robert Siegel speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for an update on March Madness.
  • Review: Sci-Fi Spoof 'Paul'
    A reviews of "Paul," a sci-fi spoof from the folks who made the zombie-flick spoof "Shaun of the Dead," and the buddy-cop spoof "Hot Fuzz."

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