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Before attacks, this was the news

Headlines from some of the top news stories in the week before the Sept. 11 attacks:

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September 8, 2002

Headlines from some of the top news stories in the week before the Sept. 11 attacks:

Tuesday, Sept. 4

GOP Sen. Phil Gramm won't run for fourth Senate term

Bush opens door to future cut in capital gains tax rate

Jimmy Carter returns to China to promote democracy

Hewlett-Packard, Compaq hooking up in computer mega-merger

In garb of Orthodox Jews, suicide bomber detonates near a schoolyard

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Mexican president presses Bush to overhaul immigration this year

Oklahoma City district attorney decides to try Terry Nichols on state murder charges

Most existing stem cell lines not ready for research

Thursday, Sept. 6

A switch on Microsoft: Bush administration won't seek breakup

Bush to invoke executive privilege to keep documents secret

Legendary GE chief executive wraps up his career

Friday, Sept. 7

European Union issues what it calls an apology for slavery

Gays face tough battle to repeal Florida adoption ban

Williams sisters in U.S. Open tennis final

Saturday, Sept. 8

Aid workers make first court appearance in Afghanistan

Rumsfeld: Congress must accept base closures

Religious violence rages in Nigeria; dozens killed

Russian operation to lift sunken Kursk enters final phase

Sunday, Sept. 9

Bomb blast at Israeli train station kills four

National health snapshot shows trouble in small towns, cities

Four dead in second mass-slaying in Sacramento in a month

News of shark attacks doesn't deter scuba thrill-seekers

Monday, Sept. 10

Lawmakers consider cuts in capital gains, payroll taxes

Peres, Arafat agree to hold high-level talks

Japan's first suspected case of mad cow disease found

With 63 homers, Bonds drawing closer to McGwire's record 70

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