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1 U.S., Australia announce greater military cooperation

2 The United States announced an agreement with Australia that will boost America's presence there. Up to 250 U.S. Marines will be sent to Australia with their numbers expected to climb to 2,500. This might be a reaction to China’s military presence in the region. Also, the U.S. military will be able to respond quickly to natural disasters as well as remain involved in countering piracy in Southeast Asia.

3 In Other News Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, affectionately known by fans and players as "Coach K," surpassed the all-time record for wins in men's college basketball with a victory Tuesday night against Michigan State at New York's Madison Square Garden. The win, number 903 of his coaching career, broke a tie with Bobby Knight, who was Krzyzewski's college coach and his mentor. Duke beat Michigan State Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, affectionately known by fans and players as "Coach K," surpassed the all-time record for wins in men's college basketball with a victory Tuesday night against Michigan State at New York's Madison Square Garden. The win, number 903 of his coaching career, broke a tie with Bobby Knight, who was Krzyzewski's college coach and his mentor. Duke beat Michigan State Roughly 11% of Congress have net worth of more than $9 million, according to a USA TODAY analysis of 2010 financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That's enough to put them in the top 1% of wealth. "We are the 99%" is the rallying cry for Occupy Wall Street and similar demonstrations protesting the concentration of wealth by the top 1%. Congress also has 250 millionaires, the data show. The median net worth: $891,506, almost nine times the typical household. Roughly 11% of Congress have net worth of more than $9 million, according to a USA TODAY analysis of 2010 financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That's enough to put them in the top 1% of wealth. "We are the 99%" is the rallying cry for Occupy Wall Street and similar demonstrations protesting the concentration of wealth by the top 1%. Congress also has 250 millionaires, the data show. The median net worth: $891,506, almost nine times the typical household. At least 17 kindergarten kids and two adults were killed Wednesday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 64 people crashed on its way to class in western China. At least 17 kindergarten kids and two adults were killed Wednesday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 64 people crashed on its way to class in western China. Congress is set to approve $406 million for the program that will replace the space shuttle — less than half what NASA originally requested. The allocation for the commercial crew program, which will team the space agency with private companies to develop a new vehicle for taking astronauts to the International Space Station, is part of a spending bill that will finance several federal agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Congress is set to approve $406 million for the program that will replace the space shuttle — less than half what NASA originally requested. The allocation for the commercial crew program, which will team the space agency with private companies to develop a new vehicle for taking astronauts to the International Space Station, is part of a spending bill that will finance several federal agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Despite a weak economy, more U.S. land is being voluntarily conserved as urban parks, family farms, forests, gardens and farmers' markets — a total of 10 million new acres since Despite a weak economy, more U.S. land is being voluntarily conserved as urban parks, family farms, forests, gardens and farmers' markets — a total of 10 million new acres since 2005.


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