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  • In Gadhafi's Hometown, Allegations Of Brutal Tactics
    Sirte, a small town on Libya's Mediterranean coast, remains in the hands of pro-Gadhafi forces, and rebel commanders say it has assumed strategic importance. One man says he and other prisoners were tortured by pro-Gadhafi security forces there before he was able to escape.
  • Protesters Not Satisfied With Bahrain's Concessions
    A longtime Bahraini exile has returned home to join the protesters in the capital. The protesters seem to be hardening their position on a proposed dialogue with representatives of the monarchy, saying there can be no talks until the regime steps down.
  • Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Is Tough On Budgets
    Gov. Mitch Daniels put his state's finances in order just as other states headed for trouble. Now, some Republicans are promoting him as a possible presidential candidate.
  • Democrats, GOP Try To Be Pennywise And Political
    Congressional leaders have until the weekend to find middle ground on spending bills and avoid the blowback of a government shutdown. However, the new House GOP majority includes many freshmen, who could defy their own leaders to force deeper cuts in federal spending.
  • Rare Fractures Linked To Drugs For Weak Bones
    Dr. Jennifer Schneider was one of the first women to suffer from an unusual fracture she believes was caused by osteoporosis drugs she'd taken for years. A new study confirms that women who've been on bisphosphonates more than five years have nearly three times higher risk of the unusual fractures.
  • Speech Device Gives Hope To Those With No Voice
    Researchers in Germany are developing a device that translates the movements of the face into computer-generated speech. It was demonstrated recently at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • JPMorgan Chase Considers Share In Twitter
    Britain's Financial Times reports JP Morgan Chase is considering a 10 percent stake in the social media company Twitter. Talks are underway and the banking company is looking at a possible investment of around $450 million, according to the report.
  • Buffett Remains Optimistic About The Economy
    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffet released his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend. In it, he sounds an optimistic note about the U.S. economy, and he dismisses warnings that the country faces terrifying problems.
  • Phoenix Officials Face Development Dilemma
    Downtown Phoenix is full of dirt lots. At the peak of the real estate bubble, an acre was selling for about $90 a square foot. Investors and developers thought the city was finally about to grow up. Now, the same land sells for $9 a square foot.
  • Frito-Lay Revises Sun Chips Packaging
    Frito-Lay unveiled an environmentally friendly bag for its Sun Chips brand last April. The bag, however, made too much noise and it was pulled from store shelves. The packaging has been redesigned.

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