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  • U.S. Troops Killed as Fighting Reignites in Sadr City
    Heavy fighting broke out in the Sadr City section of Baghdad on Sunday. Rockets fired from Sadr City struck the Green Zone and a U.S. military base in the city, killing three U.S. soldiers and wounding more than 30.
  • Military Officials Focus on Easing Strain on Army
    The U.S. top commander in Iraq is due to update Congress this week. He is expected to recommend a pause in troop reductions. But there are continuing concerns about the impact the war is having on the overstretched Army, and military leaders say they're worried about the future.
  • Deportee Back Home After Near-Death Trip to U.S.
    Julio Cuellar is one of a growing number of El Salvadorans who illegally cross into the U.S. and are deported home. Although he had hoped to earn money to help his sick daughter, he suffered a harrowing journey in the Arizona desert that nearly killed him.
  • Heston's Characters Glimpsed America's Future
    Actor Charlton Heston died over the weekend in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the age of 84. He did more than star in epic films like Midway and Ben-Hur. Some of his characters glimpsed our future — and our collective nightmares.
  • Kan. Court Weighs Medical Records in Abortion Case
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving a Wichita doctor who performs abortions. A grand jury is seeking thousands of George Tiller's medical records in an effort to see whether he broke the law by performing illegal third-trimester abortions.
  • Strategist Quits Clinton Post over Colombia Flap
    Mark Penn, chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, stepped down Sunday. Penn quit the campaign after it was revealed that he met with a Colombian diplomat about passing a free trade deal that Sen. Clinton opposes.
  • From Riots to Revival in a D.C. Neighborhood
    The 1968, assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sparked rioting across many American cities. In Washington, D.C., the chaos began on the corner of 14th and U streets. The neighborhood only recently has begun to make a comeback.
  • Airline Study Shows Industry Deteriorating
    An annual study of airline quality shows that the industry deteriorated in every major area last year. Not surprisingly, passenger complaints rose at 15 out of the 16 airlines in the study.
  • Microsoft Presses Yahoo to Take $44 Billion Deal
    Microsoft told Yahoo over the weekend that it has three weeks to accept the offer it made to buy the Internet company for more than $44 billion — or it will face a hostile takeover.
  • California Company Develops Plug-In Hybrid
    California has set a lofty goal for a new type of high-mileage car that is still on the drawing board: a "plug-in hybrid" that runs mostly on battery power. Americans can't buy one yet — big automakers are still trying to perfect the technology — but a small company near Los Angeles has gotten a head start.

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