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February 11, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Shuttle Disaster: Wing part came from troubled side of shuttle
    SPACE CENTER, Houston -- After three days of uncertainty, NASA said Monday a piece of broken wing found last week was from space shuttle Columbia's left side -- where all the problems appear to have begun in the final minutes of the doomed flight.

    Nation in brief: Budget raises rents for poor
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is proposing to increase rents charged to thousands of poor people who receive federal housing aid.

    Susan Taylor Martin: Hussein, big threat? Look around
    Since Sept. 10, 2001, here's the number of Americans known to have been killed by Pakistanis: three.

    U.S. asks theologian to speak up for war
    ROME -- In an unusual effort to counter increasingly fierce criticism by the Vatican against a war in Iraq, the U.S. government hosted a theologian here Monday who argued that a military strike against Saddam Hussein would meet the definition of a "just war" in Catholic doctrine.

    Fighting terror: Charity chief's plea deal avoids terror link
    WASHINGTON -- The leader of one of American's biggest Muslim charities, depicted by federal prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden's principal financiers, struck an 11th-hour plea agreement on Monday without admitting any ties to al-Qaida or terrorism.

    America counts its pets, too
    WASHINGTON -- Here's the truth about cats and dogs: Canines rule in American households, though just barely.

    Winter, global tensions driving up energy costs
    WASHINGTON -- Prices for heating oil and gasoline are soaring and likely to keep rising as energy markets cope with a colder than expected winter, the loss of Venezuela's production and worries about war with Iraq.

    Digestive disease called surprisingly common
    CHICAGO -- Celiac disease, a severe digestive disorder triggered by gluten in wheat and other grains, is more common among Americans than previously thought, affecting more than 1.5-million people, a study suggests.

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