March 26th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Earthquake strikes Chile

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck near Atacama, Chile, on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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March 26th, 2010
10:52 AM ET

Update: U.S., Russia reach arms control agreement

[Updated at 10:52 a.m.] The United States and Russia have reached "the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades," President Obama said Friday.

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March 26th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Obama pushing mortgage help for jobless

Under fire to do more to stop the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration announced new steps on Friday to help the unemployed and those who are "underwater" with a bigger mortgage than their home is worth.

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March 26th, 2010
10:27 AM ET

Lawmaker's office struck by 'random gunfire'

A bullet that landed in the office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor was the result of "random gunfire," police in Richmond, Virginia said Friday.

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March 26th, 2010
09:21 AM ET

On the Radar: Violence against Congress, McCain-Palin, Iraq

A giant cross overshadows St. Peters Square at the Vatican on March 25.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Friday:

Church Abuse - We follow the global story of Catholic church abuse with the reactions around the world from several archbishops and stories looking at how much the Vatican knew about the alleged abuse and when. Friday the Catholic Archdiocese in Munich, Germany, denied a report that the Pope knew a priest convicted of abusing minors was back at work. On the same day, French bishops wrote a letter saying they felt "shame and regret for the abominable acts" by some priests in the Catholic church. The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster called the child abuse committed within the church "totally unacceptable" and said he was ashamed of what happened.

McCain and Palin on the trail again - Sen. John McCain is running for re-election and for the first time in nearly 20 years is facing a tough challenge from J.D. Hayworth. When he hits the campaign trail this weekend, there will be a familiar face alongside him - Sarah Palin.  The pair will be at an event in Tucson, Arizona, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

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March 26th, 2010
08:47 AM ET

Police searching for 40 who escaped Mexican prison

Police in Mexico were looking Friday for 40 inmates who escaped from a prison in Matamoros, Mexico, authorities said.

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March 26th, 2010
08:46 AM ET

German archdiocese disputes pope story

The Catholic archdiocese in Munich, Germany, strongly denied a report Friday that said Pope Benedict XVI was aware that a priest convicted of abusing minors had returned to pastoral work.

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March 26th, 2010
08:25 AM ET

Archbishop of Westminster denounces church abuse

The child abuse committed within the Catholic church and concealment of it is "deeply shocking" and "totally unacceptable," the Catholic archbishop of Westminster wrote in a public letter Friday.

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March 26th, 2010
08:11 AM ET

Friday's live video events

10:00 am ET - Health care enrollment event - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats participate in an enrollment ceremony for health care reform legislation.

10:45 am ET - White House briefing - The White House holds its daily briefing with reporters.

3:30 pm ET - McCain campaign event - Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin campaigns for Sen. John McCain at an event in Tucson, Arizona.


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March 26th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

French bishops 'feel shame' at church abuse

French bishops wrote in a letter Friday that they "feel shame and regret for the abominable acts" perpetrated by some priests and religious figures in the Catholic church.

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March 26th, 2010
07:56 AM ET

Friday's intriguing people

David FrumDavid Frum: The former speechwriter for President George W. Bush was forced from his job at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday.

Howard Kurtz reports in Friday’s Washington Post that the ouster occurred one day after The Wall Street Journal criticized Frum, saying he "now makes his living as the media's go-to basher of fellow Republicans" and accusing him of "peddling bad revisionist history."

In a letter to AEI President Arthur C. Brooks, Frum wrote that his departure after seven years as a resident fellow was not voluntary. Frum told Kurtz that "there was no suggestion by AEI" that his criticism of the GOP's health care strategy was the reason for his dismissal from the conservative think tank.

Frum is a CNN.com columnist and appears frequently on CNN news programs. Kurtz is also the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

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March 26th, 2010
07:20 AM ET

Football player stabbed to death in Florida

A Florida International University football player has been stabbed to death on campus, authorities said Friday.

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March 26th, 2010
06:54 AM ET

Iraqi protesters demand vote recount

Hundreds of supporters of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's political bloc took to the streets Friday demanding that the country's election commission conduct a manual recount of Iraq's March 7 election.

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March 26th, 2010
06:37 AM ET

EU approves bailout loans for Greece, if needed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel planned a news conference Friday after her victory in securing a bailout plan for Greece that involves funds from both Europe and the International Monetary Fund.

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March 26th, 2010
06:33 AM ET

World update: EU leaders approve Greek bailout plan

An update from London on some of the stories we're expecting to develop through the day Friday:

Greek bailout - European leaders have approved an emergency bailout plan that could be used to rescue the Greek economy and keep its financial crisis from spreading across the continent.

Venezuela arrest - The president of a Venezuelan TV station that has been critical of leftist President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday on charges that he abused his right to free speech, then was released after a two-hour hearing.

Web charge - News International has announced plans to charge for access to British newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times Web sites, starting in June.

Pakistan fighting - A pre-dawn attack in Pakistan's tribal area killed five Pakistani soldiers and 21 suspected militants, the military says.

March 26th, 2010
03:37 AM ET

Pakistan military: 26 killed in pre-dawn attack

A pre-dawn attack in Pakistan's tribal area killed five Pakistani soldiers and 21 suspected militants, the military said Friday.

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March 26th, 2010
03:24 AM ET

Mediation ordered in SeaWorld death video case

A judge ordered mediation Thursday for all parties wanting access to videos showing the death of a SeaWorld trainer, court documents say.

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March 26th, 2010
02:27 AM ET

Toyota seeks consolidation of acceleration lawsuits

An attorney for Toyota Motor Co. told a panel of federal judges Thursday that the company prefers to have the dozens of lawsuits filed against it nationwide consolidated into a single lawsuit, preferably heard in Los Angeles.

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March 26th, 2010
02:01 AM ET

Wreckage of WWII plane found in Oregon

Loggers in coastal Oregon have found the wreckage of a World War II-era Navy aircraft that investigators believe may have human remains inside.

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March 26th, 2010
01:52 AM ET

Officer connected to fatal shooting no longer employed

An officer connected to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on a California train platform is no longer employed with the police force, authorities said Thursday

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