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November 9, 2002
Democrats look to Pelosi for change
As her rival bows out, California representative will be first woman to lead a party in Congress.

Iraq countdown starts
The United States and Britain win 15-0 support for a resolution demanding Iraq disarm.

Chill dissipates as Bush talks to German leader
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld declared the administration's frosty relations with Germany to be "unpoisoned" Friday after Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder moved to make amends with President Bush.

Only teen's prints on sniper rifle
As another shooting is linked to the pair, the two men charged in the killings make their first appearances in Virginia courts.

Nation in brief
Haitians seeking asylum no longer to go free on bail

U.S. Indian on next space shuttle
CAPE CANAVERAL -- When NASA's first American Indian astronaut embarks on his long-awaited journey into space in a few days, he will fly with eagle feathers, arrowheads, a handful of sacred ground and the blessings of the Chickasaw Nation.

Politics in brief
Defections leave Senate in Ga. split

Ala. vote certification doesn't quell dissent
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman's demand for a statewide recount was halted Friday by the Republican attorney general, who said sealed ballots can't be opened simply because the governor doesn't like the results showing Republican Bob Riley won by 3,117 votes.

Last radical jailed in 1975 robbery
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The last Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive wanted in a deadly 1975 bank robbery was arrested Friday in South Africa, a day after four former comrades -- now graying and middle-aged -- pleaded guilty to murder in the case.

U.S. wonders how many troops to send now
WASHINGTON -- The return of U.N. inspectors to Iraq confronts U.S. military planners with a dilemma.

Wintry storm pummels West Coast
SAN FRANCISCO -- A winterlike storm battered Northern California and Nevada on Friday, with heavy rain snarling traffic and strong wind knocking out power to thousands of people. More than 3 feet of snow was forecast in the Sierra Nevada.

Bombers 'not happy' Americans spared
BALI, Indonesia -- A suspect in the terrorist attack on a disco here told interrogators that the group that carried out the blast had intended to target Americans, and regretted that so many Australians were killed instead, the head of the investigation said Friday.

Fighting terror notebook
U.S. sends 1,000 more into fight on terror

Zero tolerance, meet total tolerance
MEXICO CITY -- When Rudolph Giuliani comes to Mexico City this month, he'll find a law enforcement system with an Alice in Wonderland quality where police sometimes are not police, and it's often better to avoid them than ask for protection.




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