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Mar 19, 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011
 TODAY'S HEADLINES

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

U.S., allies prepare for military attacks against Libya
President Obama warns that Gaddafi faces imminent military action unless his troops are withdrawn from all disputed cities in the country.
(By Liz Sly, Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan)

Gaddafi could use mustard gas, some officials fear
Western reconnaissance is focusing on a small garage at a remote site in the Libyan desert, though nothing untoward has been seen so far.
(By R. Jeffrey Smith)

Nuclear official urges Japan to be more forthcoming
As workers continued fighting to regain control of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a top international nuclear official appealed to the Japanese government to be more forthcoming about the crisis.
(By Chico Harlan and Joel Achenbach)

Yoga-store employee arrested in slaying
The woman who police believed was a brave survivor of a brutal attack at a Bethesda yoga store has now been charged with killing her co-worker, even after she convinced detectives that two men in ski masks and gloves raped and beat them. Brittany Norwood, 28, left, was charged late Friday with murder in the March 11 death of Jayna T. Murray, 30.
(By Dan Morse and Maria Glod)

VCU ends Georgetown’s season
The Rams shoot the lights out from three-point range to become the latest low-seeded team to shut down the Hoyas in the NCAA tournament.
(By Steve Yanda)

POLITICS

Gates travels to Russia; European missile defense, Middle East unrest among topics to discuss
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates will make his final trip to Russia as a cabinet member this weekend, as the two military powers struggle to find common ground in the campaign to put a missile defense shield in Europe.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Obama shifts toward military action in Libya
After two weeks of playing down the prospect of military intervention in Libya, the Obama administration is on the brink of inserting itself into a third war in a Muslim nation.
( by Scott Wilson and Joby Warrick , The Washington Post)

Obama endorses military action against Gadhafi, warning of 'the potential for mass murder'
WASHINGTON — After weeks of hesitation and divisions among his advisers, President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed military action against Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, saying U.S. values and credibility are at stake to stop “the potential for mass murder” of innocents.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

State Department authorizes voluntary departure of Americans from a wider area in Japan
WASHINGTON — The State Department is expanding the area for voluntary evacuations for family members of U.S. personnel in Japan.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Most Americans back gay marriage
For the first time in Washington Post-ABC polling, a slim majority of respondents say same-sex marriage should be legal.
( by Sandhya Somashekhar and Peyton Craighill , The Washington Post)



STYLE

Date Lab
Sense of humor can have so many meanings..
(, The Washington Post)

Closer Inspection: Small but deadly
Bullets from the National Museum of Crime & Punishment tell morbid tales.
(, The Washington Post)

Whatever Happened To... the Lorton Meteorite?
The meteorite that crashed into a doctor’s office in January 2010 remains in legal limbo.
(, The Washington Post)

The king of clubs
Marc Barnes, the legendary club owner who pioneered upscale black nightlife in Washington is trying to survive a bankruptcy and show he’s still on top.
(, The Washington Post)

Metropolitan Jonah goes to Washington
The head of the Orthodox Church in America wants politics to play a bigger role in the religion.
(, The Washington Post)



SPORTS

Maria Riesch beats Lindsey Vonn for Alpine World Cup overall title after final race canceled
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland — Maria Riesch ended Lindsey Vonn’s three-year reign as queen of Alpine skiing on Saturday, winning the World Cup overall title after the final race was canceled.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Coyotes' Vernon Fiddler undergoes new concussion protocol
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When Phoenix forward Vernon Fiddler got up dazed after having his head shoved into the edge of the boards by Vancouver forward Alex Burrows on Friday night, the Coyotes’ trainer made it clear he couldn’t stay on the bench or in the game.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Vrbata, Doan score, LaBarbera makes 46 saves and Coyotes beat Canucks 3-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Phoenix backup Jason LaBarbera shook off a lot of rust and self doubt to lead the Coyotes past his former team.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Andrew Bynum ejected, but Lakers hold off Timberwolves 106-98 for 11th win in 12 games
LOS ANGELES — When Andrew Bynum turned his shoulder and put Minnesota’s Michael Beasley flat on the floor with a flagrant foul, it was the ugliest moment in an altogether unsightly night for the Los Angeles Lakers.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Step One: Top-seeded Ohio State blows out Texas-San Antonio 75-46 in NCAA tournament opener
CLEVELAND — Ohio State’s seniors didn’t want to be at their graduation ceremony. Now, they’ll definitely miss Sunday’s commencement.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)



WORLD

Egyptians vote on constitutional amendments in nationwide referendum
CAIRO — Eager for their first taste of a free vote in decades, Egyptians formed long lines outside polling centers on Saturday to cast their ballots on a package of constitutional amendments sponsored by the ruling military.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

U.S., allies prepare for military attacks against Libya
President Obama warns that Gaddafi faces imminent military action unless his troops are withdrawn from all disputed cities in the country.
( Liz Sly, Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan , The Washington Post)

Allies gather in Paris for crucial talks about how to stem violence in Gadhafi's Libya
PARIS — Leaders from the Arab world, Africa, the United States and other Western powers are holding urgent talks in Paris Saturday over possible military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Plane shot down over main rebel-held city in eastern Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan rebels shot down a warplane that was bombing their eastern stronghold Saturday as the opposition accused Moammar Gadhafi’s government of defying calls for an immediate cease-fire.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Obama seeks to reset relations in economically vital Brazil with newly elected president
BRASILIA, Brazil — President Barack Obama is looking to reset a relationship with Brazil, an emerging economic power that has found ways to annoy Washington with its independent stances.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)



LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Talk about Travel
Have a travel-related question, comment, suspicion, warning, gripe, sad tale or happy ending? The Post Travel section's editors and writers are at your service.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems (Friday, March 18)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live: Your weekly digest with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum)

Japan Nuclear Emergency: An Insider's Look of Fukushima and US Nuclear Power Plants
Former nuclear engineer Richard Lahey, who oversaw General Electric's safety research in the early 1970s for the nuclear reactors used in Fukushima, will answer questions about Fukushima's nuclear reactor, nuclear crises, and nuclear power plants in the United States.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems (Friday, March 18)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)



BUSINESS

Japanese government says milk, spinach near stricken nuke plant have unsafe radiation
TOKYO — Spinach and milk taken from farms near Japan’s crippled nuclear plant exceeded government-set safety limits for radiation, the government said Saturday, in the first report of food contamination from the accident.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Report: Japan's government to lend up to $122 billion to companies for quake recovery
TOKYO — Japan’s government is creating a lending plan worth up to 10 trillion yen ($122 billion) to help companies recover from this month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, a business newspaper reported Saturday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Woman in anti-Asian video says she's leaving UCLA; school says she won't be disciplined
LOS ANGELES — A student who posted an Internet video of her tirade against the Asian population at the University of California, Los Angeles, said Friday night that she is leaving the school, despite the university’s decision not to discipline her.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

CBO: Obama budget underestimates deficits by $2.3 trillion over upcoming decade
WASHINGTON — A new assessment of President Barack Obama’s budget released Friday says the White House underestimates future budget deficits by more than $2 trillion over the upcoming decade.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Fed brings good news to major banks
The nation’s large banks have made major progress rebuilding capital levels that had been depleted during the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve said Friday, as it gave many of the firms the green light to pay dividends to their shareholders.
( by Neil Irwin , The Washington Post)

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