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latimes.com

Israel Warms to Peace Initiative

Responding to a Saudi peace proposal, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has invited all Arab heads of state to meet in Jerusalem for talks. Israel had rejected similar proposals, but Olmert now takes a different view, saying a multilateral meeting would be “worth the effort.”

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Stem Cell Team Grows Heart Valve

Opponents of stem cell research might want to reconsider their position if any of their nearest and dearest have ever had heart problems.  A team of British scientists has successfully grown a human heart valve from stem cells, an astonishing feat 10 years in the making.

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Top Court Puts Heat on EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency is being spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court to revamp its regulatory policies regarding greenhouse gas emissions from cars—a major concern in the debate over global warming, and one that the agency had previously reserved the right to ignore.

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chicagobusiness.com

Zell Wins Tribune Co. Bidding Battle

After meeting well into the night Sunday, the Tribune Co. board of directors agreed to sell the company to Chicago-based billionaire Sam Zell for an estimated $8.2 billion.  According to the Los Angeles Times, Zell’s bid trumped last-minute offers from L.A. moguls Ron Burkle and Eli Broad.

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thegully.com

Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Gitmo Inmates’ Rights

Guantanamo Bay detainees hoping to challenge their cases in American courts won’t be aided in their quest by the U.S. Supreme Court, at least for now.  Six of the nine Supreme Court justices have ruled against deciding whether the “anti-terror” law that allows for inmates’ indefinite detention at Camp X-Ray is constitutional.

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John McCain
telegraph.co.uk

McCain Defends Surge During Iraq Visit

Sen. John McCain stood by his optimistic view of the surge on Sunday after visiting a Baghdad market under heavy guard with a group of Republican lawmakers wearing body armor. Southwest of Baghdad, six American soldiers were killed by roadside bombings.

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Hillary Clinton
hillaryclinton.com

Clinton Rakes It In

Hillary Clinton has easily set a fundraising record, pulling in $26 million between January and March. The Clinton campaign would not publicly say how much of the money it plans to save for the general election. A number of pundits have predicted this will be the most expensive election in American history.

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Gitmo Legal Process Questioned After Hicks Trial

The handling of Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks’ war-crimes trial has triggered widespread criticism and speculation about politically motivated maneuverings that could undermine the entire legal operation at the Cuban prison camp. 

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British Sailor Standoff Sparks Protest in Tehran

Two of the 15 captured British sailors are reportedly scheduled to appear on Iranian TV Sunday to offer their “confessions” for trespassing in Iranian waters on March 23.  The incident has provoked unrest in Tehran, where Sunday some 200 angry students hurled firecrackers and rocks at the British Embassy, according to the BBC.

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Bush Tours Walter Reed

President Bush paid his first visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center since last month’s Washington Post exposé revealed the shameful treatment of hundreds of wounded veterans.  While the president apologized for the hospital’s “failures,” some of his congressional detractors weren’t impressed by the gesture.

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