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December 14, 2002
CQ News: Midday
  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Troubles remain after Law's resignation
    BOSTON -- Cardinal Bernard Law said he hoped his resignation would bring 'healing, reconciliation and unity' to the Boston Archdiocese, after an agonizing year of revelations of sexual abuse by priests and failures by the church to confront the problem.

    Lott denounces racism and segregation, struggles to keep job
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott apologized Friday for reopening old racial wounds with remarks on segregation, and asked 'forbearance and forgiveness' as he struggled to quell a controversy that threatened his hold on power.

    Bush launches smallpox vaccination program
    WASHINGTON -- Smallpox vaccinations are beginning anew, three decades after the program was halted, as President Bush said the threat of a bioterror attack with the virus is real though not imminent.

    World in brief
    Court tells Chavez to vacate stations

    Locked doors delay disease center query
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. teams were held up for two hours Friday at a newly declared site -- an infectious diseases center -- forcing inspectors to use their hotline to higher Iraqi authorities for the first time since returning to the country last month.

    U.S.: 'Axis of evil' may be nuclear threats
    WASHINGTON -- The countries dubbed an axis of evil by President Bush may be going nuclear, U.S. officials fear.

    AmeriCorps investigated over new enrollment freeze
    WASHINGTON -- AmeriCorps' decision last month to stop enrolling new participants because there's not enough money to pay for their education benefits has prompted two investigations.

    Nation in brief
    Judge blocks New York mass transit strike

    Fighting terror notebook
    Kissinger resigns Sept. 11 panel

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