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  • Leaked Documents Show Palestinian Compromise
    During Middle East peace talks in 2008, Palestinians reportedly were prepared to compromise with Israel over two of the toughest issues: Jerusalem and refugees. The Al-Jazeera TV channel is citing documents it said came from the talks. Palestinian negotiators denied the report, saying parts of the documents were fabricated.
  • Tunisia's Interim Government Faces Power Struggle
    The political crisis in the North African country of Tunisia has many questioning who is in control of the government. Protests continue, the interim government remains shaky and the military is exerting a strong presence.
  • Suspect In Tucson Shootings To Be Arraigned
    In Arizona, accused Tucson gunman Jared Loughner will make his second court appearance in Phoenix Monday. Prosecutors want all future hearings held in Tucson, where the shootings occurred. Loughner's lawyers have asked that the case be moved out of Arizona.
  • Military Trials To Resume For Guantanamo Detainees
    After two years of delay and controversy, the White House is poised to resume trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees in military commissions. President Obama promised to close the military prison, but politics got in the way.
  • Ryan To Give GOP Response To State Of The Union
    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been chosen to counter President Obama's State of the Union message Tuesday night. Ryan is chairman of the House Budget Committee.
  • Moms Who Can't Nurse Find Milk Donors Online
    Health officials say that moms participating in milk exchanges like those organized on Facebook are endangering their babies' health. But the moms say they're giving their children the healthiest possible start in life.
  • Some Baby Formulas May Cause Faster Weight Gain
    Researchers say the type of formula parents feed their babies matters. Babies who feed on cow-based formulas are more likely to put on weight rapidly compared with those whose formulas contain predigested proteins. Infants who gain weight rapidly in their first four months are more likely to be obese by age 20.
  • Amazon To Offer Grocery Delivery Service
    Amazon.com is planning to offer a home delivery service for groceries, according to the Financial Times. Amazon plans to focus on food and other low-priced household goods people use most often. The company has had a pilot program for weekly home deliveries in Seattle, and is recruiting staff for a broader rollout.
  • Earnings Data Indicate Mixed Results For Banks
    The nation's biggest banks have been reporting quarterly profits, and some of the numbers have been impressive. Bank of America, the country's biggest bank, reported losses but other big banks made billions of dollars last year. David Wessel of The Wall Stree Journal talks to Renee Montagne about what this means for borrowers.
  • Pub Owner To Sell His Own Brand Of Irish Whiskey
    In Minneapolis, a pub called the Local sells more Jameson Irish Whiskey than any other establishment in the world. The pub's owner is building on that success and starting his own brand.

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