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BlogPost: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Japan earthquake and tsunami: Live updates day two

As Japan deals with the day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and powerful tsunami, we'll be following along with live updates here.

By Elizabeth Flock, Aaron Wiener, and Cory Haik  | March 12, 2011; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Japan earthquake and tsunami: Predicting the 'big one' may have saved countless lives

Although Japan didn't expect the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country Friday, they have long been ready for something like it.

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 11, 2011; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Japan earthquake and tsunami: Live updates

Japan was struck with a massive 8.9- magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks Friday afternoon. The first earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m. local time (12:46 a.m. in Washington), causing buildings to sway in Tokyo for several minutes.

By Elizabeth Flock, Melissa Bell, T.J. Ortenzi and Justin Bank  | March 11, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami: The Internet response is a wonder

The Internet responds at the speed of light.

By Melissa Bell  | March 11, 2011; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Japan earthquake and tsunami: DAY IN PHOTOS

Japan has been rocked by 8.9-magnitude earthquake and the West Coast is preparing for a possible tsunami. These are the photos of the day.

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 11, 2011; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Japan Earthquake fifth largest earthquake since 1900

List of worst earthquakes in recorded history.

By Melissa Bell  | March 11, 2011; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Japan Earthquake 2011 and Tsunami warning on West Coast: Send in your witness accounts

Witness accounts

By Melissa Bell  | March 11, 2011; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Rep. Peter King's hearing draws tears, arguments on Capitol Hill

Peter King hearings: Radical Muslim congressional inquiry

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Saudi Arabia: "Day of Rage" Friday, oil prices spike, witness says gunfire at protest

A day before protesters planned to take to the streets for an anti-government "Day of Rage" rally in the capital, an anonymous witness said Saudi police fired shots at protesters, according to AP.

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 10, 2011; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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From "Rango" to Lady Gaga: Is smoking making a pop culture comeback?

Keeping recent pop culture references in mind, has smoking made a comeback?

By Katie Rogers  | March 10, 2011; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Libyan army takes two cities from rebels; Witness reports gunfire at Saudi protest

France officially recognized the Libyan opposition Transitional National Council as the country's legitimate government Thursday, the first country to do so.

By Elizabeth Flock and Sam Sanders  | March 10, 2011; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Eva Braun in never-before-seen images: 'Creepily, even intimately familiar'

Life releases previously unseen photographs of Eva Braun.

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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North Korea puts on a show

A possible defection turns into a propaganda triumph for North Korea.

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dalai Lama: Who will succeed him?

Dalai Lama announces he will step down from political life.

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Greenland and Antarctica melting faster than anyone expected

The ocean is rising.

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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TED 2011 round up: The most inspiring ideas from the festival

Birght ideas from the idea conference.

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett top Forbes's most rich list

Who's the richest in the land?

By Melissa Bell  | March 10, 2011; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Gene Weingarten singalong: Perform your best 'The Star Spangled Paper'

When Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics to our national anthem, Gene Weingarten didn't fault the singer. He faulted the anthem as "stupidly difficult to sing" and took a crack at a new one, set to the tune of William Tell.

By Amanda Zamora  | March 10, 2011; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Global food crisis: Turmoil in Middle East will keep prices high

Turmoil in the Middle East leads to rising food prices across the globe.

By Katie Rogers  | March 9, 2011; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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James O'Keefe's group also talked with PBS

PBS also stung in James O'Keefe's operation.

By Melissa Bell  | March 9, 2011; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Ash Wednesday: After the Mardi Gras (photo)

This about says it all: Mardi Gras reveler Mike Turpin, whose night still isn't over, reacts as a front loader collects beads and other debris left behind by revelers on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)...

By Melissa Bell  | March 9, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Army intervenes in Egypt protests; White House backpedals from military intervention in Libya

Security and hospital officials say Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo killed 11 people and wounded more than 90.

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 9, 2011; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Dead fish in California, sick seals in New Jersey, dolphins die in the Gulf: Prepare for the afisholypse?

People look at hundreds of thousands of dead anchovies at a marina in Redondo Beach, south of Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP) When birds started falling out of the sky and thousands of fish turned up on the...

By Melissa Bell  | March 9, 2011; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lent 2011: What will you abstain from?

Sacrifice is the name of the game.

By Melissa Bell  | March 9, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigns from radio network

Vivian Schiller resigns from NPR.

By Melissa Bell  | March 9, 2011; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
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Alice in Chains original bassist Mike Starr dies

The original Alice in Chains bassist was found dead yesterday.

By Justin Bank  | March 9, 2011; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Math music: The sound of pi

A man creates a song based on pi.

By Melissa Bell  | March 8, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tiger blood drink: The latest attempt to make money off Charlie Sheen

Companies all want a piece of Charlie Sheen, including the recipe for his #TIGERBLOOD cocktail.

By Katie Rogers  | March 8, 2011; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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International Women's Day Egyptian march met by men

Women protest at a rally against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Feb. 1. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Less than three weeks ago, an article appeared in The Washington Post discussing the achievements...

By Melissa Bell  | March 8, 2011; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Fierce clashes continue in Libya; Christians and Muslims clash in Egyptian capital

Opposition trying to verify information that Gaddafi would leave if granted immunity from prosecution and safe passage out of country.

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 8, 2011; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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James O'Keefe records former NPR executive on secret video

A new video leaked shows NPR fundraising.

By Melissa Bell  | March 8, 2011; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
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Google Maps get girly to celebrate International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day with Pegwoman.

By Melissa Bell  | March 8, 2011; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Angry Birds, Facebook and you: Understanding your addiction

Why do we love Angry Birds so much?

By Katie Rogers  | March 8, 2011; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mardi Gras's Fat Tuesday: The music, the beads and the king cake (Photos)

The who, what and where of Mardi Gras.

By Melissa Bell and TJ Ortenzi  | March 8, 2011; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Muslim-Americans and congressional hearings: a witch hunt or a necessity?

What do we make of the Congressional hearings on Muslim extremism?

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama says military action against Libya possible; Gulf states call for no-fly zone in Libya

As demonstrations continue around the Middle East, we keep you updated on the developing situation.

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 7, 2011; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Andy Carvin: The Middle East revolutions one tweet at a time

Andy Carvin on his Twitter role.

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Facebook breakup notifier should make us reexamine our relationship to the site

Are we too in love with Facebook?

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The happiest person in America is ...

Alvin Wong is happier than you are.

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Up' house in real life: Balloons carry building away (Video)

Real life movie magic: "Up" house floats.

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii (Video and photos)

A fire and brimstone show.

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Charlie Sheen: The story line missing from the spotlight

Why aren't we asking tougher questions of Charlie Sheen?

By Melissa Bell  | March 7, 2011; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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