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Clinton seeks to convince voters that she has recovered from her misspeaks in the last Democratic debate. She took a stand as the Democratic frontrunner and accused her opponents of borrowing ploys from the "Republican playbook."

The U.S. isn't the only country experiencing strikes. Strikes in France and Germany are also creating chaos, in areas that reach beyond TV.

Thousands of people marched on Washington, calling for tougher prosecution of hate crimes.

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Someone wants to make sure that New Hampshire voters know that Mitt Romney is Mormon, and the state attorney general is investigating. Anti-Romney campaigners conducted a "push poll," calling voters to ask if they know that Romney is Mormon, that his sons did not serve in the military, and that Mormons see the Book of Mormon as above the Bible.

The Bush administration won a federal appeals court case that challenged the administration's wiretapping program - a surprising victory since the administration lost in a lower court and wasn't confident about the outcome. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives votes to restrict the government's power to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists.

The U.S. Senate is calling for human rights action in Asia. On Friday, the Senate voted unanimously to ask the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to suspend Myanmar, pressuring its military rulers to respect human rights.

Two weeks ago, Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff invoked emergency rule and then suspended the constitution, jailed the opposition and claimed that he has "introduced the essence of democracy in Pakistan." Opposition parties and the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State are calling for him to resign as army chief.

A new UN report calls for action on climate change, warning that global warming is hurting the poor and raising sea levels. The report will be especially relevant next month, when world leaders meet to formulate an international plan for dealing with climate change.


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