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April 26, 2002
House votes to split INS into two bureaus
WASHINGTON -- Capping years of frustration, the House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to overhaul the beleaguered Immigration and Naturalization Service, splitting up its law enforcement and service roles into separate bureaus within the Justice Department.

Airlines push 'trusted traveler' idea
But significant questions over civil liberties, logistics and loopholes for terrorists confuse the issue.

Separatist Chechen chief killed, Russia says
MOSCOW -- Russia said Thursday its special forces had killed one of the country's most wanted men, an Arab-born commander of Chechen guerrillas whom the Kremlin suspects of having links to the al-Qaida network.

Minor progress in standoff, siege
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Nine young Palestinians, wearing masks against the stench, emerged from the Church of the Nativity on Thursday carrying the rotting corpses of two Palestinian policemen in makeshift wooden coffins.

Declaration could hamper peace process
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, is promoting a strongly worded declaration of congressional support for Israel over the objection of Bush administration officials, who contend it would further alienate Arab states crucial to the war on terrorism and the Middle East peace process.

Al-Qaida pursuit crosses borders
WASHINGTON -- U.S. government personnel are searching for al-Qaida fighters in the rugged tribal regions of northwest Pakistan, and the American military is set to send in troops to join the hunt, officials said Thursday.

Saudi ruler scolds U.S. for being too pro-Israel
Bush offers an upbeat account, saying he and the crown prince "established a strong personal bond."

Pearl trial halted as attorneys protest
The trial of Muslim militants charged in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl was halted for the day Thursday while defense attorneys protested an upcoming referendum to extend the Pakistani president's stay in office.

After Vatican summit, how U.S. dioceses will deal with sex abuse crisis remains unclear
ST. LOUIS -- Fresh from their Vatican meeting and with demands rising for a nationwide policy to deal with pedophile priests, the Roman Catholic church's top leaders appear to have varying ideas of what the pope has asked them to do.

TLC singer Lopes dies in car crash
ATLANTA - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the top selling female trio TLC was killed in a car crash in Honduras, her record company confirmed early today.

Pipeline unearths Ecuadoran fury
QUITO, Ecuador -- A tropical mist envelopes the top of Mindo ridge in the heart of an Ecuadoran cloud forest. Several years ago, an international birding organization counted 450 species, 46 facing extinction.



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