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Power Breakfast For March 5, 2010

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It is the Winter of Our Economic Discontent.

Today the Joint Economic Committee gathers to discuss February job numbers. The purpose of the monthly hearing is to discern and analyze trends. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez knows going into this one, though, record levels of snow and rain make February's headline a forgone conclusion.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas Of China's Cultural Revolution

Historian Frank Dik├Âtter says newly opened archives offer fresh details about the chaos China experienced in the 1960s, when Chairman Mao urged students to take to the streets.
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U.S. To Ship Peanuts To Feed Haitian Kids; Aid Groups Say 'This Is Wrong'

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian schoolchildren sounds heroic. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.
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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
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'I'm Sorry,' Says Man Who Claimed To Be Bitcoin's Creator

"I know now that I am not strong enough for this," says Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, 45, in a mysterious new blog posting.

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