10:36am

Fri March 25, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Americans Willing To Help Libya To A Point

President Obama has come under some criticism from members of Congress for not being more explicit about his goals or the exit strategy when it comes to the current bombing campaign in Libya. And, so far, public opinion of U.S. involvement has been tepid.

Public opinion surveys suggest that the American people support the U.S. military's role in creating a no-fly zone over Libya, but not by an overwhelming margin. About half of Americans approve, while about a third disapprove, according to various polls.

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10:33am

Fri March 25, 2011
Japan In Crisis

Life's Milestones Bittersweet For Japan's Survivors

The hardships caused by Japan's earthquake and tsunami are adding extra meaning to milestones in life occurring under these extraordinary circumstances.

In the northeastern city of Kesennuma, cameras flash and moist eyes gleam as parents and students sing school songs during a graduation ceremony in the Hashikami Junior High School gym.

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10:17am

Fri March 25, 2011
The Science Of Japan's Nuclear Crisis

Timeline: A Nuclear Crisis Unfolds In Japan

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 12:05 pm

AP

A timeline of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, which has leaked radiation since it was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

10:15am

Fri March 25, 2011

9:56am

Fri March 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

FDA Gives OK To Broader Use Of Shingles Vaccine

Shingles. Strange name. Bad illness.

The same virus that causes chickenpox can erupt after hibernating in nerves for decades, causing severe, burning pain, as well as blisters. And the nerve pain shingles triggers can persist long after the flare up, sometimes lasting for years.

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9:20am

Fri March 25, 2011
The Two-Way

UFOs Over Colorado? 'Dude, Totally!'

"Three red lights in a triangle ... spotted hovering in the sky" over Lafayette, Colo., on Monday have folks there talking about aliens and UFOs, Boulder's Daily Camera says.

Local airport officials and the Federal Aviation Administration say they didn't pick up anything weird on radar that night.

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8:45am

Fri March 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Economy Grew Slightly Faster Than Previously Thought In 4Q 2010

The nation's gross domestic product expanded at a 3.1 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2010, a bit faster than the previous estimate of 2.8 percent growth, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported.

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8:30am

Fri March 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: General Electric Paid No Federal Taxes Last Year

General Electric earned $14.2 billion last year — $5.1 billion of it from U.S. operations — and paid no federal taxes, The New York Times reports today.

According to the Times, G.E.'s "extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore."

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8:20am

Fri March 25, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Libyan Airspace Is Declared 'Under Control'

France declared Libya's airspace "under control" on Friday, after NATO agreed to take command of the no-fly zone in a compromise that appeared to set up dual command centers and possibly new confusion.

Representatives for Moammar Gadhafi's regime and the rebels were expected to meet formally for the first time Friday in Ethiopia, in what the U.N. described as a part of an effort to reach a cease-fire and political solution.

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8:10am

Fri March 25, 2011
The Two-Way

In Syria: 'Difficult To Know Exactly Which Way It Will Go'

There are reports from Syria of authorities opening fire today on protesters in the southern city of Daraa. We've been updating this post since it was first published at 8:10 a.m ET.

Update at 11:30 a.m. ET. Some Deaths Reported:

CNN and the AP are reporting they've been told by witnesses in Daraa that some protesters were killed when authorities opened fire on them today.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET. Witness Says Troops Have Fired On Protesters:

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