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Mar 26, 2011

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26 March 2011 Last updated at 06:54 GMT

Eurozone bail-out deal is agreed Euro symbol

European leaders agree a restructuring of a financial bail-out fund, but concerns about Portugal intensify.

A worker operates the excavator during a clean-up operation in Tarou, north of Morika in Iwate prefectureCameron wants Japan EU trade deal

The European Union should offer Japan a free trade deal to help it recover from the tsunami, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Spain pledges economic reforms

Spain announces new economic measures in order to reassure markets that the country's deficit is under control

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TODAY'S HEADLINES
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U.S., allies ponder arming Libya rebels
Administration officials are having the full gamut of discussions on potential assistance, “both on the non-lethal and the lethal side,”
(By Karen DeYoung)                                                                                    

Protesters shot as demonstrations expand across Syria
A day after President Bashar al-Assad’s government pledged to consider political reforms, security forces open fire on protesters who turned out in unprecedented numbers in cities and towns across Syria.
(By Leila Fadel)

Government workers live in limbo
Budget impasse produces its own inefficiency as federal bureaucracy tries to live paycheck to paycheck.
(By Lisa Rein and David A. Fahrenthold)

Closer look at artificial dyes
Regulators are reexamining artificial ingredients they have long deemed to be safe, prompted by studies suggesting that artificial dyes may be linked to hyperactivity in children.
(By Lyndsey Layton)

Japan expands evacuation zone
Residents within 19 miles of the stricken nuclear plant are told to leave amid fears of a reactor leak.
(By David Nakamura and Steven Mufson)

POLITICS
Closer look at artificial dyes
Regulators are reexamining artificial ingredients they have long deemed to be safe, prompted by studies suggesting that artificial dyes may be linked to hyperactivity in children.
( by Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post)

Government workers live in limbo
Budget impasse produces its own inefficiency as federal bureaucracy tries to live paycheck to paycheck.
( by Lisa Rein and David A. Fahrenthold , The Washington Post)

Retiring federal prisons head spearheaded initiative to prepare inmates for life after prison
WASHINGTON — The director of federal prisons is retiring after eight years at the helm of a corrections system responsible for the custody and care of 210,000 inmates.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Obama, under pressure, to explain the military mission in Libya in speech to nation Monday
WASHINGTON — To a nation and a Congress seeking answers, President Barack Obama on Monday will offer his most expansive explanation of the U.S. role in the Libyan war, delivering a speech that is expected to cover the path ahead and his rationale about the appropriate use of force.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

White House official: Obama to give speech to nation Monday explaining decisions on Libya war
WASHINGTON — White House official: Obama to give speech to nation Monday explaining decisions on Libya war
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


STYLE
Date Lab: Liking the same music doesn’t mean they’ll sing the same tune
On this week’s blind date: The definition of a foodie, a “false yes,” and why Puck from “Glee” is hot.
(, The Washington Post)

Vietnam sails forward
Say the word “Vietnam,” and people still think “war.” But it’s a place with a rich history, breathtaking landscapes and a booming economy.
(, The Washington Post)

Nuptials: Sharon Robinson & Steve DelBusso
Thanks to a popular dating site, this couple found each other and fell in love.
(, The Washington Post)

Spring Travel: Pittsburgh forges ahead
In the 1950s, famed photographer was given a freelance assignment to shoot Pittsburgh. Here, an exploration into the city he saw vs. today.
(, The Washington Post)

Whatever Happened To... the love story?
A congresswoman and widower fell in love, got married — and then faced a life-threatening test.
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Derrick Rose scores 24 points, including Bulls' last 6, in 99-96 win over Grizzlies
CHICAGO — Derrick Rose put together one brilliant flourish, and it was just enough to will the Chicago Bulls to another victory.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Spring Training Capsules
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Delmon Young hit a two-run homer and Scott Baker pitched six solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Friday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Magic survive late charge from Nets to earn fifth straight victory, 95-85
ORLANDO, Fla. — With 10 games left in the regular season, the Orlando Magic entered Friday night wanting nothing more than to keep showing signs of a team ready for the postseason.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Caps fall to Senators
Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson made 31 saves and Washington was shut out for the 10th time this season.
( by Katie Carrera , The Washington Post)

Friday's NBA Capsules
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and five blocks — an effort matched only by Shaquille O’Neal in the last 25 seasons, according to STATS LLC — and the Miami Heat pulled away to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Friday night.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Cuba names new economy minister, puts outgoing official in charge of reforms
HAVANA — President Raul Castro has named a new economy minister, and put the outgoing minister in charge of implementing economic reforms that will be hammered out at a Communist Party Congress.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

U.S., allies ponder arming Libya rebels
Administration officials are having the full gamut of discussions on potential assistance, “both on the non-lethal and the lethal side,”
( Associated Press , AP)

A Royal Mint
The upcoming royal wedding is set to deliver a $1 billion jolt to the flagging British economy.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)

U.S., allies ponder arming Libya rebels
Administration officials are having the full gamut of discussions on potential assistance, “both on the non-lethal and the lethal side,”
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post)

Qatar becomes 1st Arab nation to fly over Libya; African Union seeks steps toward elections
TRIPOLI, Libya — Fellow Arab and African nations raised the international pressure Friday on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, with tiny Qatar flying the Arab world’s first combat missions over his country and the African Union imploring him to move toward democratic elections.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Free Range on Food
Free Range on Food is a forum for discussion of all things culinary.
(, vForum)

Election 2012 - The Fix Faceoff Video Q&A
Political blogger Chris Cillizza's fast-paced video Q&A about the 2012 presidential election
(, vForum)

Outlook: What the no-fly zone in Iraq reveals about the challenges in Libya
Daniel Byman, professor of security studies at Georgetown University, will be online Monday March 28 at 11 a.m. ET to chat about his latest Outlook piece, "What the no-fly zone in Iraq reveals about the challenges in Libya."
(, vForum)

What the Census Says About DC
Roderick J. Harrison will discuss what the latest U.S. Census Bureau reports reveal about DC.
(, vForum)

The TV Column Live with Lisa de Moraes
TV columnist Lisa de Moraes takes questions about drama, comedy, and heartbreak in the world of television.
(, vForum)


BUSINESS
Honda says lack of parts from Japan likely to cause interruptions at North American plants
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Production will likely be interrupted at Honda Motor Co.’s six North America plants after April 1 due to a lack of critical parts as Japanese suppliers work to recover from earthquake and tsunami damage, the automaker said Friday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NYC marks 100th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire with ceremony at site
NEW YORK — The centennial commemoration of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire became a rally for organized labor Friday, as hundreds marched and vowed to resist efforts to weaken unions in state capitals across the country. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer drew loud cheers when he pledged to fight “right wing ideologues” trying to curb worker protections.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

GM to restart idled pickup plant in La. after blaming shutdown on Japan parts shortage
NEW ORLEANS — General Motors will resume regular production at its pickup plant in Shreveport, La., on Monday, a week after the company shut it down and blamed a shortage of parts from Japan.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Law firm to pay $2M in foreclosure fraud charges
The firm of Marshall C. Watson will pay $2 million in penalties to settle a state investigation into alleged improprieties in their handling of foreclosures — the first deal of its kind since the uproar over the issue began last fall.
( by Ariana Eunjung Cha , The Washington Post)

Kodak's camera-patent dispute with Apple, RIM will be reviewed by trade agency
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A federal agency said Friday that it will review Eastman Kodak Co.’s high-stakes patent-infringement claim against technology giants Apple Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

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TOP NEWS

Syrian Troops Open Fire on Protesters in Several Cities

By MICHAEL SLACKMAN
The most serious challenge in two decades to 40 years of repressive rule by the Assad family erupted in violence when soldiers opened fire on peaceful demonstrators.

Budget Impasse Increasing Risk of U.S. Shutdown

By CARL HULSE
Congressional leaders are growing increasingly pessimistic about reaching a bipartisan deal that would avert a government shutdown in early April.

Wal-Mart Tries a Refined Path Into New York

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS
The retailer is pursuing its long-elusive goal of opening a New York City store with the intensity, sophistication and checkbook of a full-fledged political campaign.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I live here. There's nowhere I'm going to go. So I have to help."
WILLIAM YOUNG JR., a retired Army sergeant who patrols his Detroit neighborhood as a volunteer.

World

Video: Preserving Mubarak

The question of how to treat public remnants of Mubarak's name and image is causing a noisy debate in the streets and courthouses of Egypt.
Opinion
My Liz: The Fantasy
Opinionator

My Liz: The Fantasy

Elizabeth Taylor's brief career as a magician's assistant.
WORLD

Japan Encourages a Wider Evacuation From Reactor Area

By HIROKO TABUCHI, KEITH BRADSHER and DAVID JOLLY
Officials suggest that people living from 12 to 19 miles outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant should leave, as new signs emerged that it will be hard to bring the plant under control.

Newly Homeless in Japan Re-Establish Order Amid Chaos

By MICHAEL WINES
At an evacuee center in a town ravaged by the tsunami, residents lose no time re-establishing the order and efficiency that is characteristic of Japanese life.

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Ivory Coast Crisis, U.N. Says

By ADAM NOSSITER
The exodus has been fueled by the nation's political crisis, which has lead to increasing violence and a collapsing economy, the United Nations said Friday.
U.S.

Suspensions Force Bishops to Reassess Rule Changes

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
Sweeping changes that Roman Catholic bishops put in place to protect children have been challenged by a crisis.

Catholic Order Reaches $166 Million Settlement With Sexual Abuse Victims

By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Many of the victims were American Indians and Alaska Natives who were abused decades ago at Indian boarding schools and in remote villages.

Prosecution Requests Granted in Priests' Abuse Case

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
Charges of conspiracy were added against two priests, one former priest, a former parochial school teacher and a monsignor.
POLITICS

Southern Lawmakers Focus on Illegal Immigrants

By KIM SEVERSON
Georgia would take a cue from Arizona and broaden local law enforcement's power to question immigration status. In Alabama, it would become illegal to rent to illegal immigrants.

New Dispute in Wisconsin: Is Workers' Law in Effect?

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
Despite a court order blocking limits to collective bargaining rights, some lawmakers say that publication of the law means that it will take effect on Saturday.

Washington's New Brat Pack Masters Media

By SRIDHAR PAPPU
Young bloggers have become part of the journalistic establishment in Washington, destination reading for the city's power elite.
BUSINESS

Global Supply Lines at Risk as Shipping Lines Shun Japan

By KEITH BRADSHER
Japan's busiest ports in Tokyo and Yokohama are being avoided by global shipping lines fearful of radiation contamination.

Silicon Valley Hiring Perks: Meals, iPads and a Cubicle for Spot

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and JENNA WORTHAM
Companies, particularly start-ups, are offering an array of perks - including lessons in entrepreneurship - to lure whiz kid engineers.

It's Tracking Your Every Move and You May Not Even Know

By NOAM COHEN
A German Green party politician went to court and found that his cellphone company had recorded and saved his longitude and latitude more than 35,000 times.
TECHNOLOGY
Critic's Notebook

Nintendo's New World of Games: Three Dimensions, Zero Glasses

By SETH SCHIESEL
The new Nintendo 3DS hand-held video game system, which lets players see three-dimensional effects without wearing special glasses, is a breakthrough device in electronic entertainment.

Apple Wins Skirmish in Nokia Patent War

By REUTERS
Apple Inc won a round in its patent fight with Nokia on Friday as a U.S. trade panel judge ruled that the U.S. company did not violate any of five Nokia patents.

Advertisers in Europe May Face Limits in Use of Keywords

By ERIC PFANNER
An adviser to the bloc's highest court said some restrictions should be placed on the use of brand names by rivals as keywords to generate Internet search ads.
SPORTS
East: Kentucky 62, Ohio State 60

Kentucky Climbs as Another No. 1 Falls

By MARK VIERA
A jump shot by the Wildcats' Brandon Knight with 5.4 seconds to play sent Kentucky to the East Regional final and sent the third No. 1 seed of the tournament home for the season.
Southwest: Virginia Commonwealth 72, Florida State 71, OT

V.C.U. Continues Its Unlikely Run

By JOHN BRANCH
The Rams' selection to the tournament field was roundly criticized, but they are one of the last eight teams left.

The Pride of Connersville Is the Soul of Butler

By PETE THAMEL
An Indiana town hangs on to Matt Howard's exploits as Butler makes a second consecutive run toward the Final Four.
ARTS
Theater Review | 'Macbeth'

The Deed Is Done, the Doers Undone

By BEN BRANTLEY
John Douglas Thompson stars as Macbeth, and Annika Boras as his wife, in Arin Arbus's production at the Duke on 42nd Street.

With Rossini's Mix of This and That, the Met Finds an Excuse for a Romp

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Rossini's comic opera "Le Comte Ory" has never had a spot in the standard repertory. But in its lively and stylish Met debut, it showcases the composer's inventiveness and strong performances.

A Series With Little Action and No Sex, but Lots of Fans

By SARAH LYALL
"The Killing," a thoroughly unflashy Danish crime show, is a hit in Britain, and AMC is bringing a new version of it to America.
NEW YORK / REGION
Now Arriving

Mexicans Fill Pews, Even as Church Is Slow to Adapt

By KIRK SEMPLE
New York City's two dioceses haven't done enough to attract Mexican immigrants, critics say, even as they fill pews.

With $30,000 for Graduation Talk, Rutgers Joins Colleges Paying Speakers

By RICHARD P‰REZ-PE‘A
Rutgers University will pay Toni Morrison to give the commencement address in May, a practice that is common among schools - but is also kept quiet.
Greenpoint Journal

It's the Final Sale for a Longtime Furrier

By LIZ ROBBINS
Irving Feller, owner of Manhattan Furrier, is closing a store that has been a Greenpoint fixture since 1916.
TRAVEL

A Paris Farewell

By AMY M. THOMAS
Guidebooks divide Paris into the Left Bank and the Right Bank. But living there revealed a city split along a new axis: the edgy east and the refined west.
Practical Traveler

Plane Tickets: Buy Early or Wait?

By MICHELLE HIGGINS
When airfares rise, should you buy now or wait and take your chances? It depends on when and where you're going, fare-watchers say.
36 Hours

36 Hours in Seattle

By DAVID LASKIN
Seemingly overnight, whole swaths of downtown and nearby neighborhoods - notably South Lake Union and the Pike-Pine Corridor - have transformed themselves into enclaves of restaurants, bars and galleries.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Arizona's Boon to Free Speech

An Arizona law that levels the playing field in state elections deserves the Supreme Court's strong endorsement.
Editorial

Change in Yemen

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has lost his legitimacy and should go as quickly as possible.
Editorial

The Shame of New York's Group Homes

Residences for the developmentally disabled are riddled with cases of abuse by workers. The state should protect the residents.
Editorial Observer

One Hundred Years of Multitude

By LAWRENCE DOWNES
In 1911, the U.S. took stock of its immigrants and blanched.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Columnist

What's in a Nickname?

By GAIL COLLINS
Let us review our prospective Republican candidates' given names and positions on Libya.
Op-Ed Columnist

Losing Our Way

By BOB HERBERT
The U.S. can find the resources for endless warfare, but not for nation-building here at home.
Op-Ed Contributor

Free Speech Worth Paying For

By CHARLES FRIED and CLIFF SLOAN
The Citizens United ruling protects Arizona's campaign finance law.
ON THIS DAY
On March 26, 1979, the Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.