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September 29, 2002
9/11 inquiry's success surprises skeptics
The joint House-Senate hearings provided vivid testimony that led to White House support for an independent commission.

VA's medical system flooded
To reduce the backlog, a rule change will give priority to veterans with disabilities considered to be service related.

Case of 'innocence lost for Austin'
The brutal slayings of four teenage girls in a yogurt shop shook the city and took years to solve. Justice has been slow to follow.

In interview, Giuliani says mistakes were made on Sept. 11
NEW YORK -- Rudolph Giuliani, in his first detailed account of his administration's actions on Sept. 11, said mistakes were made at the World Trade Center, but the city was as well-prepared as could reasonably be expected.

Nation in brief
Carter inducted into Peanut Hall of Fame

Finance ministers demand IMF overhaul debt policy
WASHINGTON -- Finance leaders directed the International Monetary Fund on Saturday to develop a dramatic new approach to resolving debt crises that have engulfed countries from Asia to South America.

Florida congressmen anger Sept. 11 panel members
The joint House-Senate investigation into pre-Sept. 11 intelligence failures has been getting good reviews from watchdog groups and prominent play in the media.

150,000 protest Iraq invasion in London
LONDON -- More than 150,000 Britons from all regions, ages and social backgrounds, marched in central London Saturday, urging Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush not to invade Iraq.

Iraq rejects latest U.S. plan
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq defiantly rejected a U.S.-British plan Saturday for the United Nations to force President Saddam Hussein to disarm and open his palaces for weapons searches, warning that Baghdad would stage a fierce defense if the allies attacked.

U.S. forces in the region
As the United States military continues preparations for a possible attack on Iraq, it is building on a substantial presence in the region.

Opposition reacts to reports of Iraq threat
Canada's Opposition party in the Commons accuses the government of failing to protect allies and its own people by overlooking security warnings about Iraq.

Islamic party gains ground in Morocco
RABAT, Morocco -- An Islamic party that favors making women wear veils, banning alcohol and amputating thieves' hands said Saturday it was poised to become a major force in Moroccan politics after a solid showing in legislative elections.

General: U.S. will train Colombia to fight rebel groups
MIAMI -- American troops will train Colombian soldiers and police to help them take control of a region of the country crawling with rebels and paramilitaries, a senior U.S. military officer said.

World in brief
Turkish police seize uranium



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Panoramic view of tragedy
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Flashpoint: Afghanistan
Multimedia Coverage of the Terror Attacks
Latest News on the Terror Attacks
Updated List of Victims
Terror Attack Multimedia Gallery
Terror's Path: An Interactive Map
Missing: A Multimedia Essay
Terror Attack: Minute by Minute
Terror Attack: Tower Collapse
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