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February 17, 2003
CQ News: Midday
  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Sara Fritz: Where is Bush's plan to reform Medicare?
    WASHINGTON -- Have you heard about the president who was surprised when Congress rejected his health care reform proposal because his advisers drafted it in secret?

    Shuttle Disaster: Sound waves may give clues
    SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Recordings made by instruments sensitive to sound below the threshold of human hearing may help investigators build a timeline of any uncharacteristic movements made by Columbia minutes before it broke apart, scientists say.

    Shuttle Disaster: Why did wing of 'Columbia' heat up?
    No one knows yet what caused the shuttle disaster, but experts offer some theories.

    Victory in Iraq may be tough to gauge
    President Bush has vowed to push until Saddam Hussein is ousted. Will anything less be considered defeat?

    NATO agrees to shield Turkey
    A deadlock linked to plans for a war against Iraq ends when the allies turn to a panel to which France does not belong.

    Iraq mourns '91 victims, rejoices over war protests
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At the ruins of a bomb shelter struck by American missiles, Iraqi officials Sunday mourned the civilian victims of their last war with the United States and celebrated global antiwar protests aimed at preventing another one.

    Hospital room is Mineta's office
    WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has been lying down on the job a lot lately.

    Academy sex cases trigger review
    DENVER -- The military has ordered a review of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assault allegations after female cadets said they were reprimanded for reporting they were raped by classmates.

    Is $8 toll answer to London gridlock?
    LONDON -- It's billed as the world's most ambitious attempt to ease traffic gridlock: Starting at 7 a.m. today, motorists will be charged $8 a day to drive into central London, a crowded 8-square-mile area that includes the bustling financial district.

    One killed, 4 hurt as Israeli tanks move into Gaza City
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli tanks entered Gaza City early today and headed for a neighborhood where leaders of the violent Islamic militant group Hamas live, witnesses said.

    World in brief: Wreckage of U.S. plane in Colombia retrieved
    LA ESPERANZA, Colombia -- Investigators on Sunday hauled away the wreckage of a U.S. plane that crashed on an intelligence-gathering mission in the Colombian jungle, where a frantic search was underway for three Americans who were on board.

    Fighting terror: Orange terror alert likely to be lowered, Ridge says
    WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Sunday he thought the current terrorism threat level would likely be lowered from orange, but wouldn't say when.





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