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Monday News Reel February 25, 2008

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In Memories of a Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama

Some voters are invoking the memories of the killings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

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Crossing Over for Obama

Renegade Republicans are supporting the senator’s campaign in surprising numbers.

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High Oil Prices Take a Toll on Gulf’s Middle Class

The oil-price boom is helping to propel an extraordinary rise in the cost of basic goods that is squeezing the region’s middle class and setting off strikes, demonstrations and occasional riots.

 

 

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Egyptian Preacher Tops Forbes Income List

Egyptian preacher Amr Khalid tops the list of Islamic religious preachers/scholars with the highest incomes for 2007, according to a Forbes Arabia magazine ranking.

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Michelin Guide’s Tokyo Edition Drawing Mixed Reviews

The first Asian version of the Michelin guide is a commercial success, but there is a backlash against its perceived lack of understanding of Japanese cuisine.

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Big Wheels for Iraq’s Mean Streets

Despite their military provenance, most of the new armored vehicles coming out of American factories share components with heavy-duty civilian trucks.

 

 

Opinion

How Would Jesus Vote?

I’m an Evangelical — and a Liberal. Really.

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The Audacity of Hopelessness

The Clinton camp has been the slacker in this presidential race, and its candidate’s message, for all its purported high-mindedness, is self-immolating.

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Obama’s Kenyan Roots

The step-grandson of an illiterate woman in Kogelo, Kenya, a village of mud huts, may be the next president.

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