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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

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  • U.S. General Says Outposts Boost Baghdad Security
    New military outposts around Baghdad have helped the violence, the U.S. commander in charge of the Iraqi capital's security says. And markets have become safer amid restrictions on vehicular traffic, Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil says.
  • Minnesota Guard Families Prepare for Homecoming
    Many members of Minnesota's National Guard will come home this year after multiple and extended tours in Iraq. Families are preparing for the return of their loved ones. For some, returning to civilian life won't be easy.
  • Mine Blast in Siberia Takes High Toll
    An explosion at a coal mine in Siberia kills more than 100 people, making it one of Russia's deadliest mining accidents in a decade. Rescue workers are searching for survivors, even as investigators try to determine what caused the blast.
  • Docs, Coaches Need Heads-Up on Concussions
    Millions of student athletes suffer concussions in the U.S. each year. Yet many doctors, coaches and teachers don't know how to treat them effectively. One young football player's experience helps illustrates the problem.
  • Pakistanis Rally to Support Suspended Judge
    Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is facing a growing political crisis. After he suspended the country's chief judge, several other judges resigned in protest and hundreds of lawyers took to the streets.
  • Tom DeLay: 'No Retreat, No Surrender'
    Tom DeLay, the former House Republican chief, defends his and the GOP's leadership during its 12 years of power in Congress and says he will continue to fight charges that he misused campaign money.
  • White House Pledges Support for Gonzales
    As political Web sites speculate about possible replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the White House says Gonzales continues to have President Bush's support.
  • Subprime Lender Suffers Stock Shock
    Stock in the subprime lender Accredited Home Lenders took a big hit Monday after the company said it was looking for additional financing to stay afloat. Other lenders specializing in loans to people with low income or weak credit are also struggling, putting Wall Street on edge.
  • Pension-Fund Network Pushes 'Green' Agenda
    State officials and business leaders in control of $4 trillion in pension funds are using their financial clout to push for a change in national policy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Investor Network on Climate Risk includes treasurers from nine states.
  • Vietnamese Pho Chain Takes on U.S. Competition
    As KFC and other U.S. fast-food chains spread in Vietnam, a local entrepreneur is trying to blunt the Americans' corporate invasion. Ly Qui Trung has expanded his noodle chain to more than 50 stores in Vietnam and overseas.

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