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For February 23, 2012 – President Barack Obama apologizes to Afghanistan for Quran burning, Mitt Romney jabs at Rick Santorum's record in CNN debate and a jury recommends 26 years for ex-lacrosse player...
• Obama apologizes to Afghanistan for Quran burning: "President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans by NATO troops, calling the act an inadvertent error, Karzai's office and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday."
• Romney jabs at Santorum's record in CNN debate: "Mitt Romney, who has been front-runner off and on through the campaign but saw his momentum blunted by Rick Santorum's recent surge, went after the former Pennsylvania senator over his record in Congress, trying to shoulder past him before Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Michigan, which most polls show neck-and-neck between the two."
• Midair helicopter collision kills 7 Marines: "Two helicopters collided midair during a training exercise, killing seven Marines, the U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday. Wednesday night's crash occurred during routine training operations at the Marine Corps air station near Yuma, Arizona, the Marine Corps said in a statement."
• Fear of Iran is inflating gas prices: "Tensions with Iran are adding at least 30 cents to a gallon of gasoline in the United States, and experts say gas prices have only just begun to rise. Gasoline prices have surged over 10% in the last two months, largely tracking the runup in oil prices, which have increased by a similar amount and are now at a 9-month high."
• Jury recommends 26 years for ex-lacrosse player: "A jury late Wednesday recommended a prison sentence of 26 years for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the death of his ex-girlfriend. George Huguely was found not guilty on the most serious charge - first-degree murder - in the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love, 22. "