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April 24, 2002
Church observers say pope statement on abuse unusually direct
Many U.S. Roman Catholics welcomed Pope John Paul II's statement on sex abuse Tuesday as a long-awaited acknowledgment that the church has mishandled molestation claims and harmed innocent people in the process. Advocates for victims were anxious to hear what solutions the Vatican would support.

Crackdown sweeps through D.C. airports
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Close to 100 workers at airports serving the nation's capital were arrested Tuesday on charges they lied to obtain security badges that gave them broad access to sensitive areas.

Closest aide leaves Bush's side
Karen Hughes, who shaped the image of the president, will still offer advice from Texas.

Pap test guides may curb anxiety
CHICAGO -- New Pap test guidelines issued by a panel of experts could mean fewer return visits and less anxiety for the millions of women whose cervical cancer results come back inconclusive.

Alleged coup leaders land in South Florida
MIAMI -- In the aftermath of this month's failed coup in Venezuela, the United States faces potential further embarrassment after the discovery that several of the alleged coup leaders are now living in South Florida.

Style in a land of war
KABUL, Afghanistan -- It's the rage in Kabul and is getting attention in Milan, but the ultra-chic hat made famous by Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has a rather unpalatable origin -- it's made using the downy fur of aborted lamb fetuses.

Tunisia agrees synagogue attack was terror act
TUNIS, Tunisia -- A gas truck explosion outside the oldest synagogue in Africa was a deliberate criminal attack -- not an accident -- the Tunisian government has acknowledged.

Wilbur G. Landrey
Close French elections shocked many
Jacques Chirac has got to be a lucky man. On Sunday, two weeks before the crucial election, he was, in fact, already re-elected president of France for another five years.

Fighting terror notebook
Canadian co-chair of inquest

Text of pope's speech to U.S. cardinals
Dear Brothers,

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