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March 3rd, 2008
05:22 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

Hello!  Here are the latest headlines on the top stories, raw politics & more.  Click on the links below and enjoy the afternoon buzz.

Top Stories 

Deadly Wendy's shooting
A gunman dressed in a suit and tie burst into a Wendy's restaurant at lunchtime Monday, killing one person and himself and injuring five others, officials and witnesses in West Palm Beach, Florida said.

Two million dollar homes torched in possible ecoterrorism
Fire engulfed five luxury homes Monday morning at a subdivision north of Seattle in what could be a case of ecoterrorism, officials said.

Iran's president: No one likes Americans
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, heading home after a two-day visit to Iraq, again touted his country's closer relations with Iraq and reiterated his criticism of the United States.

Raw Politics

McCain looks to clinch the nomination
Sen. John McCain could clinch the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, but Mike Huckabee refuses to call it quits.

Clinton to press ahead after Tuesday's primaries
Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton  suggested Monday she'll press on with the campaign after Tuesday's crucial primaries, arguing that momentum is on her side despite 11 straight losses to rival Sen. Barack Obama.

Your guide to the March 4th contests
Four states - Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont - hold contests on Tuesday that could be make-or-break for both parties' presidential hopefuls.

Crime & Punishment

Doctor accused of hastening death for patient's organs
A respected California transplant doctor faces charges he hastened a comatose man's death to retrieve his organs - a far-reaching case that could impact the nation's organ donation industry.

Lotto official sentenced for role in scam
A judge has sentenced a former Hoosier Lottery security official to eight years of home detention for revealing the store where two men could buy a winning $1 million scratch-off ticket.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT

Oscar winner u-turns on 9/11 conspiracy
French actress Marion Cotillard was forced into an embarrassing climb-down after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks.

First Sioux receives Medal of Honor 
Nearly 26 years after his death, Army Master Sgt. Woodrow "Woody" Keeble was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Monday for his efforts during the Korean War

JLo reveals baby names 
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's newborn twins are named...

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