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April 15, 2003
CQ News: Midday
  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Susan Taylor Martin
    Arab world looks to Syria
    Now that Saddam Hussein is gone, Syrian President Bashar Assad may be the Bush administration's least favorite Arab ruler. But that's making him all the more popular on the Arab street.

    Americans begin to see terror war successes

    WASHINGTON -- With the military successes in Iraq comes a belief that the United States may finally be winning the war against terrorism -- the first time a majority of Americans believe this, according to a CBS News-New York Times poll released Monday.

    U.S. news to hit Iraqi airwaves
    NEW YORK -- Sometime this week, Iraqis with television reception will turn on their sets and see a parade of new faces delivering the evening news: Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Jim Lehrer and Brit Hume.

    Iraqi site yields more mystery containers
    U.S. forces reported finding suspicious items at two Iraqi sites Monday, but top American officials said the search for weapons of mass destruction will take a long time.

    U.S. ratchets up pressure on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration sharply scolded Syria for a second day on Monday, warning it to "ponder the implications" of what Washington says is that country's support of terrorism, its development of chemical weapons and its harboring of fugitives from the regime of Saddam Hussein.

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    Beverly Hills bigwig hosts Democrats' power brunch

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The books on Sim Farar's coffee table gave a few hints about his political leanings -- An Invitation to the White House by Hillary Rodham Clinton and an autographed copy of Selected Remarks by William Jefferson Clinton 2002.

    Nation in brief: Gunmen kill teen in packed gym
    NEW ORLEANS -- Gunmen armed with an AK-47 rifle and a handgun opened fire in a crowded school gymnasium Monday, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding three teenage girls in a spray of more than 30 bullets that sent some 200 students scrambling for cover.

    Obituaries of note
    ANTHONY CARUSO, 86, a veteran character actor, died April 4 in Los Angeles. He performed on stage and appeared in more than 120 movies and 110 television shows. He was the quintessential bad guy of any required ethnicity, especially in westerns or gangster films. Born to Italian American parents, he frequently was cast as Italian or Greek or Mexican.

    World in brief: Chechnya abuses persist, report says
    MOSCOW -- Scores of civilians in Chechnya have been kidnapped, tortured and murdered this year, countering assertions from the Kremlin that order is being restored to the breakaway republic, human rights activists said Monday.

    Fighting terror: U.S. man guilty of aiding al-Qaida
    SEATTLE -- James Ujaama, an American Muslim accused of backing al-Qaida, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to provide cash, computers and fighters to the Taliban, the former Afghan rulers who sheltered Osama bin Laden.

    For six kids in Kabul, a chance
    Six children living in an alley will get help -- money -- and attention, but only if they go to school.

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