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March 13, 2003
CQ News: Midday
  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq: 'Mother Of All Bombs' tested
    WASHINGTON -- In a flashy debut for its biggest non-nuclear bomb, the Air Force on Tuesday dropped a 21,000-pound behemoth onto a test range at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base, hoping the test would rattle nerves in Iraq as well.

    Iraq: Iraq may try to jam satellites
    WASHINGTON -- Iraq could try to jam U.S. military satellite signals during an invasion, but the United States has defenses against such attempts, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

    Iraq: U.K.: 6 steps to avert war
    After a chaotic day, the United States seems to make progress in winning over support for an ultimatum. But some votes are far from certain.

    Iraq: Until war starts, Iraqis urged not to surrender
    TAMPA -- The rumor within the U.S. military spread like wildfire, from Kuwait to Qatar to the Pentagon.

    Missing teen reunites with family
    A city rejoices as the alert, unharmed girl is found about 15 miles from where she vanished in June.

    Dispatch from the 101st: Mask, gun: check. Bullets: not so fast.
    CAMP UDAIRI, Kuwait -- This may surprise the folks back home, but the U.S. Army forces massing across the Iraqi border are largely unarmed.

    He may be a hero, but can he stay in U.S.?
    Pro basketball player Kwame James helped subdue would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid on a flight across the Atlantic in December 2001. One hundred ninety-seven people, many of them Americans, were aboard.

    Graham casts first vote since surgery
    WASHINGTON -- To cast his first votes since having heart surgery, Sen. Bob Graham returned to Washington on Wednesday at the request of the Democratic leadership as the Senate debated an abortion bill.

    Washington in brief: House and Senate GOP deficit bills are more aggressive than Bush's
    WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republicans offered separate plans Wednesday for eliminating federal deficits over the next decade, with both proposing far more aggressive attacks than President Bush has sought on the huge projected shortfalls.

    Nation in brief: Study finds no link between vaccines, SIDS
    WASHINGTON -- There is no evidence of a link between crib death -- known as sudden infant death syndrome -- and multiple vaccines given in infancy, a study concludes.

    Texas execution halted with 10 minutes to go
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The Supreme Court blocked Texas on Wednesday from executing its 300th inmate since the state resumed capital punishment in 1982, granting a stay just minutes before the condemned man was to be put to death.

    Snow slows probe of Black Hawk crash
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers lowered the flag for 11 fallen comrades and returned to preparing for a possible war with Iraq as investigators Wednesday tried to determine what caused the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter during a training exercise.

    Fighting terror: World Bank makes loan to Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The World Bank announced its first loan to Afghanistan in more than 20 years Wednesday, $108-million to help repair ruined bridges and roads.





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