Saturday, April 22, 2006

Goood Morning to the Mainland!

NYT front page
Protests Mount as Nepal Parties Reject King's Bid
Protests Mount as Nepal Parties Reject King's Bid

Neither curfew, tear gas, nor King Gyanendra's offer to give up control of the country could stem the fury of his subjects on Saturday.

Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld
Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld

The revolt by retired generals who publicly criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has opened a debate among younger officers.

Katrina's Tide Carries Many to Hopeful Shores

The exodus of residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina has brought low-income families to areas richer in opportunity.

Colleagues Say C.I.A. Analyst Played by the Rules

Mary O. McCarthy had an independent streak, but her colleagues said they cannot imagine her as a leaker.

How a Billionaire Friend of Bill Helps Him Do Good, and Well

Bill Clinton champions a private equity firm run by Ronald W. Burkle that invests in poor areas.

Big Race
Senate Campaign Tests Democrats' Abortion Tack

Democrats in Pennsylvania are trying to find a common ground between supporters and opponents of abortion.

WaPo Front Page
U.S. Outlines New Plans For Fighting Terrorism
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Considered Pentagon's top priority, 3 documents envision expanded Special Operations role outside war zones, according to defense officals.
Ann Scott Tyson
Iraqis Choose Premier | Rice Lauds Progress
Mortar Rounds Kill 6 Near Green Zone

Job Made Leaks More Delicate
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Fired CIA officer Mary McCarthy's disclosures "were more serious than other leaks," agency says.
R. Jeffrey Smith and Dafna Linzer

Devices May Free Diabetics
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Researchers hope that glucose monitors will replace hated finger lances as more comfortable and convenient means of testing blood sugar levels. –Justin Gillis

China, Vatican Near Accord
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Catholic Church shows signs of breaking with Taiwan, entering diplomatic relations with Beijing.
Edward Cody

Democrats Focus on November
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Despite strong sentiment for change, many party leaders see it as only one part of winning strategy.

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