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  • Clinton Comes Back to Win New Hampshire Primary
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's come-from-behind victory in New Hampshire revives a campaign badly shaken after a third-place finish in Iowa. And Republican John McCain, whose campaign was left for dead a few months ago, wins with a push from independent voters.
  • Michigan Next Battleground for Presidential Race
    The focus for the race for president shifts to Michigan now that the New Hampshire primary — the nation's first — is decided. John McCain and Mitt Romney already are advertising on television in Michigan.
  • Despite Security Gains, Iraqi Government Paralyzed
    Improvements in security in Iraq have not been accompanied by political progress. The reconciliation efforts that the U.S. military has fostered at the local level have not been matched at the national level, where political battles continue to paralyze the government.
  • Kenyan Opposition's Anger Escalates
    Opposition supporters riot in Kenya after President Mwai Kibaki names new members to his cabinet, ending hopes of negotiations for power-sharing with Raila Odinga. Almost 500 people have died since the election Dec. 27 returned Kibaki to power. He is accused of stealing the election.
  • New Hampshire Voters Say Clinton Understands
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton's triumph in New Hampshire surprises even her advisers. But state organizers prove to be their own Democratic Party machine, wooing union workers, women and seniors. They say Clinton understands key issues.
  • Female Voters Reflect on Clinton's Win
    Across New Hampshire, a surge in support from female voters propelled Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York to a narrow victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Women in the small town of Jaffrey reflect on why they cast their ballots for the former first lady.
  • AT&T Hurt by Slowdown on Domestic Service
    AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson says his company cut service to a number of landline and home broadband customers. He wouldn't say how many had stopped paying their bills, but he blamed the weak economy. Stephenson says wireless customers are hanging in there.
  • GM Appeals to Consumer Electronics Show
    General Motors' CEO Rick Wagoner has becomes the first top executive from the auto industry to address the Consumer Electronics Show — known for home and office gadgets. His appearance highlights the auto industry's interest in incorporating consumer electronics into vehicles.
  • IRS Scrutinizes Tax Refund Loans
    Millions of Americans get their tax refund in a couple weeks — faster than the government can send it — by taking out "refund anticipation" loans. These are high-interest loans. Consumer advocates and state attorneys general complain about them. The IRS may be joining their fight.
  • Digital Dining the Latest in Self Service
    The latest in self-service technology is a touch-screen at your restaurant table. It allows you to place orders directly with the kitchen. Why keep a waitress waiting while you agonize over fries or onion rings? The company behind the technology says it provides faster service and fewer mistakes.

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