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March 11, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq: U.N. official urges Hussein to comply
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.N. nuclear chief warned in an interview published Monday that war is imminent if Saddam Hussein doesn't change his ways.

    Shuttle Disaster: Astronaut's family shares their memories
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Less than two days before the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, Iain Clark wrote his astronaut mother onboard, saying he missed her.

    Iraq: Iraq vote waits as support wanes
    Shy of the nine votes it needs, the U.S. won't submit a new resolution -- and says it's open to changing its wording.

    Saudi form of Islam wars with moderates
    Some Muslims say Wahhabism, the fundamentalist version of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia, is intent on stamping out all other sects.

    Dispatch from the 101st: Foreign citizens help shoulder military duty
    CAMP UDAIRI, Kuwait -- If U.S. forces attack Iraq, Americans won't be the only ones on the front lines. Citizens of Romania, Mexico, Germany, Vietnam and even Kuwait will be fighting right alongside them.

    World in brief: Palestinians approve limited scope for premier
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian parliament approved the appointment of a prime minister Monday but vested the new position with only limited powers, making the reform fall short of U.S. and Israeli hopes of sidelining Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    Fighting terror: Pakistan details Mohammed interrogation
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Breaking its official silence on the recent arrest of top al-Qaida lieutenant Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Pakistan's secretive Inter-Services Intelligence agency Monday said that Mohammed told interrogators he met with Osama bin Laden in December, but wouldn't tell them where.

    Nation in brief: Inquiry clears Gen. Franks, wife
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's inspector general found that Gen. Tommy Franks mistakenly allowed his wife to sit in on classified briefings, but concluded no harm was done to national security and dismissed two other allegations, officials said Monday.

    Court: Whistleblowers can sue local governments
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that whistleblowers who suspect a local government is misusing federal funds can sue to help recover the money.

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