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5:45 PM ET, March 11, 2012

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BBC:
US soldier kills Afghan civilians in Kandahar  —  Tensions were already high in Afghanistan after the burning of Korans at a US base  —  A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.
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New York Times:
Army Sergeant Accused of Slaying 16 in Afghan Villages  —  PANJWAI, Afghanistan — Stalking from home to home, a United States Army sergeant methodically killed at least 16 civilians, 9 of them children, in a rural stretch of southern Aghanistan early Sunday, igniting fears of a new wave …
AJE - Al Jazeera English:
US soldier kills Afghans in shooting spree  —  Soldier opens fire on civilians in three separate homes near military base in Kandahar province before surrendering.  —  A US soldier has killed more than a dozen civilians in a shooting spree in southern Afghanistan before being detained, officials say.
Ahmad Nadem / Reuters:
Western forces kill 15 civilians in Afghanistan: Kabul government  —  (Reuters) - Coalition forces killed 15 civilians in a shooting spree in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Sunday, the defense ministry said, in an incident likely to deepen the growing divide between Washington and Kabul.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Gawker
Ahmad Nadem / Trust.org:
Western forces kill 16 civilians in Afghanistan - Kabul govt
Washington Post:
U.S. soldier detained after opening fire on Afghans; at least 16 killed
Discussion: American Power, Hot Air and emptywheel
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Officials: US soldier detained after shooting of Afghan civilians
Discussion: Politico
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Gibbs: Romney loss in Kansas shows he's not ‘inevitable’ nominee  —  A top Obama campaign official sought to cast doubt Sunday on the idea that Romney is the “inevitable” Republican nominee.  —  Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary, took aim at Romney over his second-place finish …
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Ben Terris / NationalJournal.com:
Santorum: 'I'd Like Everybody to Get Out'  —  Rick Santorum needs …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Santorum: Romney doesn't ‘tell the truth’ to voters on healthcare
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Prairie Weather
Washington Post:
Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, Romney wins Wyoming
Nicolle Wallace / ABCNEWS:
Nicolle Wallace On Sarah Palin ‘Game Change’ Movie  —  “Game Change” is not a movie about Sarah Palin.  And it's definitely not about staffers like me.  —  It's a film about the vast, murky gray area in which the majority of politics takes place.  I'm not talking about what you see on television …
Discussion: CNN and CANNONFIRE
WESH-TV:
Grayson Involved In Crash With Lynx Bus  —  Campaign Event Held In Downtown Orlando  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson crashed into a Lynx bus in downtown Orlando about noon Saturday.  —  Grayson was traveling to an upscale fundraising event for his Congressional campaign.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Op-Ed Columnist: The Responsible Republicans  —  WITH Super Tuesday in the books, the time has come to praise that most mocked, maligned and misunderstood of Americans: the Republican primary voter.  —  The longer the primary campaign drags on, the more its noise and nastiness are being cited …
Associated Press:
At Least 10 Killed as Suicide Bomber Attacks Catholic Church During Mass  —  Car bomb explodes near Nigeria church; 10 killed  —  JOS, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church Sunday in the middle of Mass, killing at least 10 people in the latest violence targeting …
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With Republicans  —  As baby showers go, the party Mary Russell attended to celebrate her niece's first child was sweet, with about a dozen women offering congratulations over ice cream and cake.  —  But somewhere between the baby name game and the gifts …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Mitt Romney's Humor: An Appreciation  —  Unlike most politicians' attempts to be funny, Romney's sense of humor is dark, dry, self-deprecating and a little subversive.  Maybe that's why he never gets credit for it.  —  When Mitt Romney, campaigning in Mississippi on Friday, said “y'all,” …
Discussion: Politico
Brabantio / Media Matters for America:
Limbaugh's Advertiser Exodus Expands Exponentially  —  Radio-Info.com reported on Friday that 98 advertisers have told Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates Rush Limbaugh's radio show, that they want to avoid advertising on Limbaugh's show and other programs with content “deemed to be offensive or controversial”:
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Analysts: White House, Congress have little control over gas prices  —  Federal policymakers have few options to lower gas prices in the short-term, according to energy analysts.  —  The recent run-up is fueling election-year political battles and thrusting White House energy policy into the spotlight …
 
 
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Hundreds of women call for Islamic governance
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