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March 4, 2013

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1. FIRST MEETINGS BEFORE CHOOSING A NEW POPE

Cardinals from around the world are at the Vatican to talk about issues facing the church and set a date to choose Benedict XVI's successor.

2. BABY BORN WITH HIV NO LONGER INFECTED

The 2 ½-year-old Mississippi child would be the second person in the world to apparently be cured of the virus that causes AIDS.

3. LONG LINES, VIOLENCE IN KENYA ELECTIONS

At least 12 people died in multiple attacks against security forces as Kenyans waited to cast ballots.

4. WHY US BUDGET CUTS MAY BE HERE TO STAY

No one has yet crafted a politically viable way to roll back the cuts.

5. EXPOSING THE FLORIDA SINKHOLE

Demolition crews are clearing more debris today and hope to get a clear view of the giant crater that swallowed a man.

6. US, SAUDI ARABIA PRESENT UNITED FRONT ON SYRIA

The countries warned Assad they will boost support to rebels fighting to oust him unless he steps down.

7. MENENDEZ PUSHED BILLS THAT WOULD BENEFIT TOP DONOR

The AP's Stephen Braun reports the senator sponsored legislation that would benefit the eye doctor whose private jet he used for two trips to the Dominican Republic.

8. HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER SOUGHT IN ACCIDENT THAT KILLED PREGNANT MOTHER, HUSBAND

The couple was killed when the BMW slammed into their livery cab taking them to the hospital. Their newborn son survived.

9. UNDERSTANDING OBAMACARE IN TAGALOG

Health officials face the additional challenge of explaining the new law to the tens of millions of Americans whose first language is not English.

10. A ROYAL STOMACH BUG

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is hospitalized for the first time in a decade.

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