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February 14, 2003
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Shuttle Disaster: Break in shuttle's heat shield more than a missing tile
Investigators are still trying to find whether 2,000-degree air may have entered the Columbia through a structural tear or a hole made by debris.

Inspectors want time; Bush stays his course
The United States and Britain work on a resolution authorizing force; a key inspector report comes today.

Ground war first this time
To sabotage Saddam Hussein's potential strategies, U.S. forces may reverse their plan from 1991.

Americans feared caught after crash in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A U.S. government plane carrying four Americans and a Colombian crashed Thursday in southern Colombia, and officials feared the survivors were captured by leftist rebels. Two bodies were spotted at the site, Colombian officials said.

House votes for tougher restrictions on welfare
WASHINGTON -- The House approved a Republican welfare reform bill Thursday that would require more single mothers to work and provide hundreds of millions of dollars to promote marriage.

Long-overdue budget wins House approval
WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly approved a vast $397.4-billion spending bill Thursday, a package pouring taxpayers' money into everything from poor school districts to a probe of the shuttle Columbia disaster to the National Cowgirl Museum in Texas.

Nation in brief: Study says AIDS treatment increases risk of heart attacks
BOSTON -- Treatment of HIV-infected people with cocktails of anti-AIDS drugs has strongly increased survival, but a major new study shows that it also increases the risk of heart attacks, researchers said Thursday.

Jury: Woman murdered husband with Mercedes
HOUSTON -- A woman who ran down her cheating husband with her Mercedes after catching him with his mistress was convicted of murder Thursday despite her tearful claim that she hit him accidentally, while in a heartsick daze.

Terror notebook: Grenade found in bag at airport
LONDON -- Authorities arrested a man with a grenade in his luggage Thursday at London's Gatwick airport and detained two men outside Heathrow airport as the capital remained on a high alert against terrorism.

Kim 'miserable' about payments
SEOUL, South Korea -- President Kim Dae Jung said Friday his government was aware of illegal payments to North Korea ahead of a historic 2000 summit but allowed the money to go through in the interest of peace on the peninsula.





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