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Today in History - March 20

Posted: 03/20/2008 - Today is Thursday, March 20, the 80th day of 2008. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring's arrival: 1:48 a.m. Eastern time.

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Boyfriend Charged in Kansas Toilet Case

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A man whose girlfriend authorities say spent nearly two years in a bathroom in their house, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to her body, has been charged with mistreatment of a dependent adult.

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Film of Spitzer Call Girl in Question

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A $1 million offer to the call girl linked to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was rescinded because she'd already shot footage for "Girls Gone Wild." Now it might be the video maker who will lose out.

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Man Gets 30 Days' Jail for Taco Theft

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A man who pretended to be a CEO complaining about his fast-food order in a taco scam was sentenced to 30 days in jail after authorities saw the prank in an online video.

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Another Olympic Problem -- Squat Toilets

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A basic problem has arisen for Beijing Olympics organizers: the toilets. At the more than 30 test events held by organizers, the presence of squat toilets at many of the new and renovated venues has drawn frequent complaints.

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France Wrestles With Euthanasia

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A woman with a rare tumor that had eaten away at her face is accomplishing in death what she could not do while alive: reviving the debate over euthanasia in France.

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Pope Leads Holy Thursday Service

Posted: 03/20/2008 - Holy Week culminates in an Easter vigil Mass Saturday night in St. Peter's Basilica and Mass on Easter morning in St. Peter's Square.

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Money Found in Israeli Sewage

Posted: 03/20/2008 - Israeli media speculated that the stash might have been the result of a domestic dispute.

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Iraq: War Victims Fund Aids Innocents

Posted: 03/20/2008 - The fund is overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, and distributed by four nongovernment agencies that cover different regions of the country.

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Bahamas Judge Delays Smith Deliberations

Posted: 03/20/2008 - The seven-member jury will formally determine what killed Daniel Smith and has the power to recommend criminal charges if it finds evidence of wrongdoing.

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Winners of Airwaves Auction Announced

Posted: 03/20/2008 - The results raised concern that the auction had failed to attract any new competitors to the cellular telephone market to challenge the dominant carriers.

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EBay Cuts 125 Jobs in Reorganization

Posted: 03/20/2008 - Company spokesman Jose Mallabo said the work force reduction is part of a reorganization to streamline operations - not cut costs.

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Ring Blamed for $2M in Bogus Checks

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A counterfeiting ring stole U.S. Treasury checks from cargo at Newark Liberty International Airport, created sophisticated copies and cashed $2 million worth of bogus paper, federal authorities said Wednesday.

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Volvo Fined $19.6M in Oil-For-Food Case

Posted: 03/20/2008 - The oil-for-food program, which ran from 1996 to 2003, was aimed at easing Iraqi suffering under U.N. sanctions imposed after Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

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Liberia Readies 1st Census in 24 Years

Posted: 03/20/2008 - The census is an exercise as old as the Roman Empire, but in a country that has not had a one for a quarter century it's anything but ordinary.

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