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February 12th, 2008
07:01 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Good morning folks!!! Another political primary day. Today is the battle is along the Potomac. Voters in DC, Maryland and Virginia will head to the voting booths. Will Barack continue his sweep? OR will Hillary rally back? AND will Huckabee continue to be a "nuisance," as some political pundits are saying.... SOOO watch CNN tonight for full coverage!!!

In Top Stories a new study out about how the U.S. military is deficient in meeting "the threat of Islamic insurgencies"...AND the steroid controversy continues...baseball player John Rocker is admiting steroid use...so we are Keeping Him Honest!!!

AND thing are looking really gloomy on the real estate front and it ain't because of sub-prime mortgage rates! If you are living in Oklahoma or Florida, you may want to move!! Folks in those states have been repeatedly hit by natural disasters over the last 30 years. AND are you living in a miserable city? There is a new study out of the worst cities to live in...so scroll down and check out What YOU will be talking about today...There are lots of headlines to get through this morning... including why Dolly Parton is postponing her tour....so grab your coffee and let's get started.... Top Stories
U.S. vs. Muslim insurgents...
The U.S. military is seriously deficient in meeting "the threat of Islamist insurgencies," says a Pentagon-commissioned study released Monday.
Outcry over U.S. marine arrest...
Condemnations rang out from several corners in Japan Tuesday after a 38-year-old U.S. Marine was accused of raping a 14-year-old local girl on the southern island of Okinawa.
Terror plot...
Danish authorities have arrested several people who allegedly were plotting a "terror-related assassination."

Immigrants flee...
The signs of flight among Latino immigrants here are multiple: Families moving out of apartment complexes, schools reporting enrollment drops, business owners complaining about fewer clients.

A changing face...
If present trends continue, within two decades the nation’s foreign-born population will surpass the historic 19th-century peak of nearly 15 percent of all residents, according to projections released Monday.

Repeated disasters...
When it comes to bad weather — or just bad luck — some parts of the USA seem to attract disaster.

Raw Politics
What is at stake?
Presidential candidates in both parties have a lot at stake in these Potomac primaries.Coming off his sweep in five weekend contests, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois will be aiming for a political hat trick over Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

Battle along the Potomac...
Democratic presidential hopefuf Barack Obama offered himself as "something new" at a pair of spirited, arena-size rallies in Maryland yesterday, while his primary rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, portrayed herself as a "battle-scarred" fighter for the middle class at more intimate events held across the region on the eve of today's primaries.

Obama favored in Potomac primaries...
A new battleground looms in a state where picnickers still flock to venerated fields of Confederate glory. The campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are gearing up for today's presidential primary in Virginia, a key Southern state rife with knotty demographics and shifting party loyalties.

Bid hinges on Texas and Ohio...
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her advisers increasingly believe that, after a series of losses, she has been boxed into a must-win position in the Ohio and Texas primaries on March 4, and she has begun reassuring anxious donors and superdelegates that the nomination is not slipping away from her, aides said on Monday.

New Poll: Dems happy with choices...
Democratic voters haven't settled on a nominee but are enormously excited about both their prospects. Republican voters have made a choice but aren't thrilled with him.

Crime & Punishment
L.A.P.D cannot police itself...
Los Angeles Police Department investigators routinely fail to fully investigate citizens' complaints against allegedly abusive officers, often omitting or altering crucial information in ways that help exonerate the officers, according to a report to be released today.

Ex cop takes the stand...
A former police officer accused of killing his pregnant lover sobbed on the witness stand Monday that he accidentally struck her when she wouldn't let him out of her house.

Keeping Them Honest
More Sterioid use in MLB...
John Rocker claims he flunked a drug test ordered by Major League Baseball in 2000 and that he, Alex Rodriguez and other Texas Rangers were advised by management and union doctors following a spring training lecture on how to effectively use steroids.

Medication mix up...
When Tabitha Jones picked up her stepson's medicine at a Walgreens store near Nashville in 2004, she had no way to know the pharmacy was so busy that its manager had asked for more staffing months earlier to "decrease the pharmacist's stress."

What YOU will be talking about TODAY
Dolly Parton postpones tour....
Dolly Parton’s breasts may be two of the wonders of the entertainment world, but the country music icon says they are a pain in her back.

Patty Hearst at Westminster dog show...
Far, far removed from the days when her image as a machine gun-toting revolutionary captivated a nation, Patricia Shaw Hearst was in more genteel surroundings Monday. She was tending to Diva at Madison Square Garden, petting her soft head on dogdom's biggest day.

Do you live in a miserable city?
Imagine living in a city with the country's highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro.

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