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McCain, Levin back Obama on Libya attacks

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee say President Barack Obama was right to use military force in Libya. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and Republican John McCain of Arizona made the comments Tuesday at the start of a congressional hearing and the day after Obama’s speech on Libya. Levin said Obama has taken a thoughtful and deliberate approach to avert a bloodbath in Libya. McCain, Obama’s 2008 rival for president, said Obama’s decision to intervene was right and necessary.
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Wal-Mart fights sex bias case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will argue on Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court should halt the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in history by female employees who seek billions of dollars. The female employees will counter that their lawsuit should be allowed to go to trial against the world’s largest retailer for allegedly paying women less and giving them fewer promotions than men at 3,400 U.S. stores since late 1998. At issue in the Supreme Court showdown is whether the small group of women who began the lawsuit 10 years ago can represent a huge nationwide class of current and former employees
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Rob Lowe dishes dirt on pal Charlie Sheen

Rob Lowe gives fellow Brat Packer Charlie Sheen a slight edge when it comes to partying. Lowe tells Vanity Fair that in past days, he and Sheen “competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work.” Lowe recently finished his autobiography and shared excerpts with the magazine. He calls Sheen “a wonderful mix of nerd and rebel” and speaks of days when the two were relatively unknown actors who plotted their careers in Sheen’s pool. Sheen has made headlines for his wild partying. He was fired from his hit CBS show, then alleged breach of contract and
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Obama to try and sell Libya war to Congress, nation

President Barack Obama is offering Congress and an anxious public his first detailed accounting of his rationale for U.S. military involvement in Libya and perhaps an answer to the burning question: What’s next? His speech, set for 7:30 p.m. EDT Monday, comes after the administration scored an important diplomatic victory. NATO ambassadors on Sunday approved a plan for the alliance to assume from the U.S. command all aerial operations, including ground attacks. That will help Obama assure the nation he can deliver on his promise that the United States will be a partner in the military action against Libya, but
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For real estate, it’s a buyer’s market

In suburban Chicago, it’s paradise to be a homebuyer. At the Millbrook Pointe development in quaint and pristine Wheeling, a $269,000, brick-and-stone townhouse comes with $25,000 in free upgrades, including wood-burning fireplaces, all-stainless steel kitchens and marbled bathrooms tricked out with double-bowl vanities and whirlpool soaker tubs. Down the highway at the Patriot Place golf course villas in Bolingbrook, buyers are lavished with lawns sodded to perfection, absurdly low seller financing and a year of free insurance that will pay the mortgage if you lose your job. At the Sunset Ridge estates, the amenity bonanza gets even more surreal: Buy
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