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Monday, March 29, 2010

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  • Obama's Afghan Trip Comes Amid Rising War Support
    President Obama is back in Washington on Monday after a surprise weekend trip to Afghanistan, spending 29 hours in the air and six on the ground. The trip comes at a time of rising public support for the war, but also a time of daunting challenges for U.S. troops and the Afghan government.
  • A Marine Home From War And Battling Boredom
    Sgt. Maj. Robert Breeden has been deployed 13 times, but his recent stint in Afghanistan was different. The fighting was intense, and his battalion lost 14 Marines. Now the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment is back home, and as Breeden settles into post-combat life, he finds his biggest fight is against boredom.
  • Michigan Militia Accused Of Plotting Attack On Police
    Nine members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group in Michigan, were indicted on sedition and weapons charges in connection with an alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers in hopes of setting off an anti-government uprising. Ben Schmitt, of the Detroit Free Press, says those arrested are due in court on Wednesday.
  • From Chalk To Bytes: The Digital Classroom
    More and more professors use technology called learning management systems to distribute course material, issue grades and enhance communication with students. And it has the potential to make the classroom more interactive.
  • Apple's iPad To Hit Stores This Week
    The iPad — part iPod, part laptop — hits stores this week. Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman, says software developers and media companies are eager to gain from the device.
  • U.S. Envoy: New Iraq Government May Take Months
    The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Monday that the formation of a new government in the country could take a few months. But Christopher Hill said unrest in Iraq was unlikely to alter the planned U.S. troop drawdown.
  • Poll Results In Kirkuk May Spur Census
    The oil-rich and ethnically divided city of Kirkuk is perhaps the biggest prize in the post-election negotiations in Iraq and it has already delivered a surprise. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seems to have lost the Arab vote to his most prominent challenger, Iyad Allawi. The elections are being seen by some as a referendum on the city's future.
  • Volunteers Find Underwater House In Mississippi
    Earlier this month, Chris Lagarde was working with a group of student volunteers in a marsh in Bay St. Louis, Miss. They discovered an entire house submerged, believed to have been pushed roughly 300 yards from its original location by Hurricane Katrina. Lagarde says he'd seen painted wood in the water for the past two years and thought it was part of a house.
  • Letters: Sikhs, Health Care
    Listeners respond to Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan, a recently commissioned U.S. Army officer, and the segment on Americans 19 to 29 years of age who don't have health insurance.
  • Baseball's Rite of Spring: Training Is Basic No More
    Next spring, half of all Major League Baseball teams will train within 50 miles of each other around Phoenix. Forget barnstorming and former military barracks: Spring training today is a much more upscale operation than it was a half-century ago.

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