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  • Obama Reassures Israel Lobby On His Iran Policy
    On Sunday, President Obama spoke to AIPAC, an influential pro-Israel group. The appearance came on the eve of Obama's White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama said his policy is to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
  • Putin Gives Victory Speech, Charges Of Flawed Voting
    In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Sunday's presidential election. He'll return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years. Exit polling showed Putin winning nearly 60 percent of the vote, but independent observers claimed that the election was riddled with violations.
  • Few Freelancers Sole Witnesses To Yemen's Uprising
    Throughout Yemen's uprising, few Western journalists were able to get into the country2011. Those who did had to remain under the radar. In their absence, a young team of freelancers became the world's witnesses to mass protests and brutal crackdowns.
  • Tornado Destroys Only School In Henryville, Ind.
    When tornadoes slammed through the South and Midwest last week, among the hardest hit areas was southern Indiana. The small town of Henryville was devastated, and its only school was destroyed. Students aren't sure when — or where — they'll be returning to school.
  • How To Relieve Pain From Sinus Infections
    A sinus infection often sends patients to doctors expecting relief in the form of antibiotics. But researchers have found antibiotics don't help fight sinus infections. What should patients be doing to get relief from a sinus infection?
  • Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other
    Dogs, cats, birds, fish and even horses are increasingly being used in settings ranging from hospitals and nursing homes to schools, jails and mental institutions. A growing body of scientific research suggests interacting with animals can make us healthier — and benefits them, too.
  • Investigators Probe Another Murdoch Company
    A Russian billboard company, owned until last year by News Corp, is being scrutinized over possibly bribing public officials. The FBI began looking into News Corps' operations after its British newspapers were embroiled in a bribery and phone hacking scandal.
  • China Downgrades Economic Growth Target
    Against the political pageantry of the National People's Congress, China's Premier delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address. The headline figure: a growth target of 7.5 percent. It's the first time that's dipped below 8 percent since 2004.
  • Deal Reached On Gulf Oil Spill Victims
    The trial to determine liability in the Deepwater Horizon spill was scheduled to start Monday in New Orleans. But late Friday, BP and some of the plaintiffs announced a settlement. The rest of the plaintiffs could still choose to take the case to trial.
  • Nissan May Bring Back Datsun Brand
    The cut-priced Japanese cars first appeared in the U.S. in 1958. Datsun was produced by Nissan, which decided to phase out the brand in the 1980s. Now a Japanese newspaper says Nissan may bring it back.

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