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  • Gingrich, Romney Spar Over Immigration, Money
    The four Republican presidential candidates debated in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night. It was the 19th debate of the GOP nominating season, and the last one before the state holds its primary on Tuesday.
  • In Florida, The Early Birds May Be The Deciders
    Thousands of Florida Republicans have already cast their ballots for Tuesday's primary — through early or absentee voting. And that may be a problem for Newt Gingrich.
  • Authorities Bar 6 Americans From Leaving Egypt
    Egyptian authorities are preventing six Americans, including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, from leaving the country. They work for non-governmental agencies that were raided by Egyptian security forces last month.
  • McCain Says History Will Judge Obama Harshly On Policy Toward Iran
    There will be "disdain and scorn" because the U.S. didn't come to the "moral assistance" of Iranians who protested in the streets of Tehran in 2009, the Arizona senator says. The president has said his administration did respond forcefully.
  • Reading The Tea Leaves: Cuba's Communists Convene
    This weekend, Cuba's all-powerful Communist Party will meet for the first time since April 2011. Observers will be watching for signs of who may be rising in the party ranks and for clues about who could take over after Fidel Castro, 85, and the nation's current president, Raul Castro, 80, are gone.
  • State-Of-The-Art Hospital Offers Hope For Haiti
    A teaching hospital under construction in Haiti will bring cutting-edge technology to a health system with few resources. The project, which will be the country's largest hospital, is being built for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere and may be a model for international aid.
  • In Morocco, Unemployment Can Be A Full-Time Job
    Jobless college graduates regularly march through the streets at appointed times, wearing color-coded vests. It's all part of an effort to secure a government job. But critics say that creating more government workers is not a solution to Morocco's economic woes.
  • Accounting Change Helps Ford Post Big Profit
    Ford announced Friday that it made $13.4 billion in the fourth quarter. The large gain was attributed to an accounting change. Without the accounting gain, Ford earned $1.1 billion, which meant it fell short of Wall Street expectations.
  • Women's Car-Shopping Tactics Steer Them Toward Better Deals
    When it comes to buying cars, women do their homework — and it pays off. A new report from shows that women "ask different and more thorough questions."
  • EU Outlines Online Privacy Recommendations
    Saturday is European Privacy and Data Protection Day, which will be marked by events across the European Union. It caps off an eventful week with Google announcing controversial new privacy policies, and the EU outlining tough new privacy recommendations it wants to make law.

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