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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 03:54:07 TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS JapanÂ’s nuclear crisis grows more dire after third explosion, reactor fire Japan’s nuclear emergency grew more dire on Tuesday after the third explosion in four days rocked the seaside Fukushima Daiichi complex and fire briefly raged in a storage facility for spent fuel rods at a fourth, previously unaffected reactor. (By Steven Mufson) Japan facing mounting toll in triple catastrophe; survivors short on supplies With its coastal areas pulverized and its nationwide energy supply running low, Japan in recent days has lost much of its infrastructure and refined lifestyle, and far too many of its people. (By Chico Harlan) In Sendai, long lines of quiet desperation In Sendai, a city of 1 million that now has little power or gas and where nearly all shops are closed, survival is ruled not by the law of the jungle but by the orderly rhythms of long queues. (By Andrew Higgins) Report:

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Powerful earthquake, tsunami strike Japan; rising death toll, substantial damage feared HIROSHIMA - A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and several powerful aftershocks struck the eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, triggering tsunamis that devastated the coastline north of Tokyo. (By Chico Harlan, The Washington Post) U.S. to send aid team to eastern Libya; Clinton to meet rebel representatives (By Karen DeYoung and Edward Cody, The Washington Post) Wisconsin governor wins his battle with unions on collective bargaining (By Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post) Stocks sink amid concerns out of China and Europe, continued turmoil in Arab world (By Neil Irwin, The Washington Post) Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearing: Plenty of drama, less substance (By David A. Fahrenthold and Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights POLITICS New fronts open in abortion wars The passage of the health-c

The Washington Post: Today's Headlines & Columnists. Oct 17th., 2010

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Military medics combine ultramodern and time-honored methods to save lives on the battlefield FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON The first sign this isn't a routine pickup is the rhythmic right and left banking of the helicopter. (By David Brown, The Washington Post) Republican congressional candidates race ahead in fundraising (By T.W. Farnam and Dan Eggen, The Washington Post) Obama may be on his own if he wants big changes (By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post) Scout in Mumbai attacks was DEA informant while in terror camp, authorities say (By Sebastian Rotella, The Washington Post) Those with a desk job, please stand up (By Michael S. Rosenwald, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights POLITICS In Boston, Obama rallies for Gov. Deval Patrick BOSTON, Mass. -- President Obama swooped into Boston on Saturday to energize the reelection bid Gov. Deval Patrick, the friend and longtime political ally who is facing two c

The Washington Post : Today´s Headline & Columnists. Oct. 6th., 2010.

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Taliban in high-level talks with Karzai government, sources say Taliban representatives and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai have begun secret, high-level talks over a negotiated end to the war, according to Afghan and Arab sources. (By Karen DeYoung, Peter Finn and Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post) Amid backlash and budget deficits, government workers' pensions are targets (By Michael A. Fletcher, The Washington Post) Pelosi, lawmakers call for federal probe on mortgage lenders (By Brady Dennis and Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post) The costs of rising economic inequality (By Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post) After a preseason win over the Mavericks, Wizards Gilbert Arenas talks of John Wall's entrance and his own exit (By Michael Lee, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights POLITICS Justice Dept.'s National Security Division draws mixed reviews 4 years Four years ago,

The Washington Post : Today's Headlines & Columnists. Oct.4th., 2010.

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret The bulk of the $80 million spent so far by groups outside the parties (By T.W. Farnamand Dan Eggen, The Washington Post) As Emanuel returns home to run for mayor, many in Chicago say he has a lot to learn (By Jason Horowitz, The Washington Post) Debit cards replacing credit cards on college campuses (By Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post) Kagan's recusals take her out of action in many of the Supreme Court's cases (The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights POLITICS Kagan's recusals take her out of action in many of the Supreme Court's cases New Justice Elena Kagan will be recused from about half of the cases the Supreme Court has accepted so far this term. (The Washington Post) As Emanuel returns home to run for mayor, many in Chicago say he has a lot to learn (By Jason Horowitz, The Washington Post) New coalition wants c