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February 23, 2003
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Terror Indictments: Suspect living in Gaza Strip denies terror allegations
BEIT LAHIA, Gaza Strip -- One of eight people indicted in Florida on terrorism-related charges denied the allegations Saturday, saying he had visited the United States several times and had nothing against Americans.

Iraqi oil will be spoils of war
Oil may not be the main reason for war with Iraq, but it is a compelling subplot given the size of Iraqi reserves and their value to America.

Threats force Haiti radio station off air
One of Haiti's most respected independent radio stations, Radio Haiti Inter, decided to take itself off the air Saturday after complaining of constant threats.

Young transplant recipient dies
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jesica Santillan, the 17-year-old immigrant who came to North Carolina desperate for a new heart, died Saturday at Duke University Medical Center, two days after a rare second heart-and-lung transplant.

Cities, states beef up inspections of nightclubs
Two nightclub tragedies in which 117 people were trampled or burned to death in the span of a week have cities across the nation rewriting old fire and building codes and demanding immediate inspections to head off more disasters.

Democrats start to show differences
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Edwards led Democratic presidential candidates in attacking President Bush's policies Saturday, but differences began to emerge in their strategies to force Bush out of the White House next year.

Nation in brief: Heavy rain collapses roofs burdened by record snow
LANHAM, Md. -- The roof of a Toys "R" Us store collapsed Saturday, injuring at least eight people, as heavy rain soaked an area stressed by the weight of snow from the Washington's Birthday blizzard, authorities said.

Missiles 'tip of iceberg,' Bush says
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush said Saturday that even if Iraq agreed to destroy all of its prohibited missiles, they are "just the tip of the iceberg" in its illegal arsenal and that Saddam Hussein had no intention of disarming.

Fighting terror: Green Berets' aim: rescue notorious isle
MANILA, Philippines -- Opening a new front in the war on terrorism, American soldiers are heading into combat on a rugged island in the southern Philippines long notorious for lawlessness and bloodshed.

World in brief: Police seek arrests of subway officials in fire
DAEGU, South Korea -- Police said Saturday they will seek the arrest of several subway officials for negligence in a devastating subway train fire that killed at least 133 people in South Korea's third-largest city.

Canada Report: Alberta Conservatives weigh split with Canada
Taking a page from Quebec, Alberta's governing Conservatives will discuss the issue of separation from Canada.

Gunmen kill 9 at Shiite mosque
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Attackers stormed into a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan and sprayed worshipers with automatic weapons fire Saturday, killing at least nine people -- one a 7-year-old boy -- and wounding nine others, police and hospital officials said.





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