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Saturday, March 29, 2003
Suicide bomber kills U.S. soldiers
A suicide bomber in a taxi killed American soldiers Saturday at a checkpoint in south-central Iraq, a U.S. officer said. AP updates

E-mail provides sense of comfort for military families
Ondria Sanders-McDonald doesn't know exactly where the Army has stationed her brother in the Middle East, or what dangers he faces during the war with Iraq. Story

Iraqis cope with war, or prepare for it
In Baghdad, another explosion killed civilians, and the Iraqis blamed it on coalition forces.. In the north, Kurds improvised gas masks, and opposition leaders urged Iraqis to prepare for a revolt against Saddam Hussein. Story
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
Some merchants and residents say no surge of patriotic fervor has come forth to match that of the 1991 Gulf War or the Sept. 11 attacks. Story

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John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journal
Kuwait photo gallery
Audio dispatch

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Jamie Francis in Jordan
Photo gallery: Exile in Jordan

Near firefight is no place for car repairs
Dispatch from the 101st WITH U.S. FORCES NEAR NAJAF, Iraq -- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alfred G. Bermea had news, and it wasn't good: A ball joint on the back tire of a Humvee packed with ammo had blown. Story
France insists it desires U.S. win
PARIS -- France's government angrily insisted Friday that it hopes U.S.-led forces win the war in Iraq, signaling fear in Paris that its image as an untrustworthy friend could seriously damage long-term relations with Washington. Story
Bombs pound Iraqi targets from the air
The air war intensified Friday with earth-shattering power, but the ground war bogged down, slowed by the zeal of Iraqi resistance fighters and the mud of northern Iraq. Story
More Coverage
Bickering over U.N.'s role extends into postwar Iraq
U.S. forces break seige in holy city of Najaf
FBI wants 10 new world offices to help fight terrorism
Report: Bechtel is running for rebuilding

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United Way cancellation upsets Sarandon
The charity's scrapping of an event because of her antiwar views will hurt the needy, the actor says. Story
Coachman Park to host protroop rally
CLEARWATER -- Want to support the troops overseas? Or let others know your opinion on the fighting in Iraq? Story
Tell us about your relatives in the military
Do you have a relative serving in the military in the Middle East? We would like to hear from you. More

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