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December 2, 2002
Device lets amputees stand tall
The Jaipur Foot, a low cost prosthetic invented in India, does what Western limbs could not.

Warming may open Northwest Passage
But a dispute is brewing as Canada lays claim to the waters off its coast.

Buyers flock to low prices
Discounters fared the best as retailers had a generally strong opening weekend to the holiday shopping season.

Sara Fritz: Is bin Laden's freedom a sign the war on terror has stalled?
WASHINGTON -- It has been more than a year since President Bush promised to capture Osama bin Laden, dead or alive. And now we know the terrorist leader is still on the loose.

Israeli army doctors add birthing to their chores
JERUSALEM -- Israeli army doctors are now equipped to deliver Palestinian babies, an army magazine reports, reflecting how difficult it has become for women to get to hospitals because of Israeli travel restrictions.

House GOP targets pork-barrel spending
WASHINGTON -- It was several steps short of a full-blown purge, but a recent move by the strong-minded Republican House leadership to consolidate its power over the next Congress still packed enough force to jolt Capitol Hill.

ACLU membership surges in wake of Sept. 11 attacks
WASHINGTON -- Whether protecting the disenfranchised or standing up for the right to offend, the American Civil Liberties Union has sided with those claiming they were wronged, even if it meant a distinctly minority stand.

Nation in brief
Cell phones may lead to more road deaths

Countries observe World AIDS Day
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Southern African countries marked World AIDS Day on Sunday with hopes that the region, which has the highest rate of HIV positive people on the planet, can slow the spread of the disease.

World in brief
Fire at discotheque kills 47 patrons in Venezuela

Kenya, Israel wrangle over bombing evidence
MOMBASA, Kenya -- Kenya will not heed Israeli demands to turn over some evidence in the attacks on an Israeli-owned hotel and an Israeli jetliner, saying Sunday it would conduct the investigation alone. The Israeli defense minister said al-Qaida was the main suspect in the attacks.

Troops call in bomber to thwart Afghan attack
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A mammoth B-52 bomber was called into combat for the first time in five months Sunday to protect U.S. special forces battling armed Afghans outside an American base.

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