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  • Envoy Says Goals Unchanged as Iraq Strategy Shifts
    As President Bush pushes forward with his revised strategy for Iraq, including a boost in U.S. forces, his ambassador to Baghdad acknowledges that patience is running out among Americans.
  • Iraqi Exodus Draws Senate's Attention
    The United Nations says that more than 34,000 civilians died in Iraqi violence in 2006, nearly three times as many as the Iraqi government says were killed. On Tuesday, the Senate conducted a hearing on the plight of the estimated 100,000 Iraqis who leave the nation each month.
  • Leaked Documents Spur First-Amendment Debate
    A federal court will hear a first-amendment debate over online postings. The case revolves around a liability case involving drugmaker Eli Lilly. Documents sealed from public inspection wound up on the Internet.
  • Some SMU Profs Balk at Hosting Bush Library
    When he leaves office, President Bush intends to house his presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. But some professors at the school don't want the institution associated with a president who led the country into the Iraq war.
  • California Seeks Federal Aid for Citrus Growers
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeals to the federal government for disaster aid as a cold snap freezes out the state's citrus farmers. Crop loss is estimated at $1 billion, making this the costliest freeze in more than two decades.
  • Weighing Iran's Impact on the Arab World
    Author Vali Nasr says Arab states in the Persian Gulf region have pressed the Bush administration to help contain Iran.
  • Iranian Politicians Resist Ahmadinejad
    Political tensions are rising within Iran, as conservative lawmakers speak out more freely against President Ahmadinejad's economic policies. It's a tangible shift in the period following Iranian elections in December.
  • Intel's Quarterly Profits Take a Hit
    Chipmaker Intel says it sold a record number of new, more expensive microprocessors in the past quarter, but a price war with a smaller competitor — Advanced Micro Devices — is cutting into profits.
  • Unlikely Group Forms Health, Retirement Alliance
    An unusual partnership of business, labor and consumer interests has been formed to promote health care and retirement security. The Business Roundtable, Service Workers Union and AARP joined forces to push for new policies.
  • When Thank-You Notes Become Spam
    Those mass e-mail "thank you" messages that are commonplace in big business really grate on Financial Times workplace columnist Lucy Kellaway. She finds them insincere.

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