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5:28am

Thu February 23, 2012
Around the Nation

Ohio Church Makes Lenten Ashes Easy To Receive

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 5:30 am

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5:11am

Thu February 23, 2012
Europe

Italian Cabinet Posts Finances, Website Crashes

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti wants more transparency so he made his cabinet disclose their finances. That sparked so much interest, the government website crashed. Ministers own real estate in New York, Brussels and Paris. One made $9 million last year.

5:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Business

Farm Bill Debate Heating Up in Colorado

The Obama Administration’s proposed budget aims to eliminate billions of dollars in subsidies that go to farmers every year regardless of need.  These direct cash payments are among the most controversial component in the sweeping Farm Bill which is up for re-authorization this year. 

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5:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Business

Oil and Gas Boom Causing Real Estate Shortage in NOCO

It’s a good news bad news situation for industrial real estate in Weld County these days. The latest oil and gas boom is driving up demand which in turn is creating a shortage of properties with features required by drilling companies.

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2:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Middle East

Syrian City Homs Besieged By Government Troops

Syrian government troops are continuing to bombard the central city of Homs. The United Nations says more than five thousand people have been killed during the 11-month uprising. Syrian activists say the number is much higher. Yesterday, two foreign journalists were among those killed.

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