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April 21, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Soldiers on the hunt where terror hides
    In Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, U.S. troops are targeted by the prey they seek.

    Iraq: More cards shuffled from deck
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's son-in-law and one of the toppled Iraqi leader's bodyguards surrendered to an Iraqi opposition group after returning from Syria, where they had gone into hiding, the group said Sunday.

    Iraq: Neighbors: Blast missed Hussein by a block
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's entourage hid out in the home of a former family bodyguard for much of the U.S.-led air war, fleeing only when a bunker-busting bomb meant for the Iraqi leader struck a block away, residents told the Associated Press on Sunday.

    Iraq: 1,400 tons of flour arrive
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With potential food shortages just weeks away, the U.S. military opened a warehouse to U.N. aid shipments Sunday, stockpiling flour for Baghdad's people as workers pressed to restore battered basic services like power and water.

    Iraq: Self-proclaimed Baghdad mayor promises trials
    Mohammed Mohsen al-Zubaidi claims a government has been formed and says a constitution will be based on Islamic law.

    Iraq: In Iraq, security, secrets, captures
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Marines left Baghdad on Sunday, turning the security of its eastern half over to the U.S. Army brigade that seized the international airport in heavy fighting two weeks ago.

    New Graham audiences search in vain for fire
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mike Lopez came to the "Down and Dirty" barbecue to see whether Sen. Bob Graham had the right stuff to be president. He left disappointed.
    Pa. man held in slayings; girl freed
    REHRERSBURG, Pa. -- A man obsessed with his teenage niece killed her parents and abducted the girl before releasing her unharmed Sunday, authorities said. The suspect was arrested after a chase and four-hour armed standoff.

    Nation in brief: Shuttle disaster extended chief's stay
    HOUSTON -- The man in charge of NASA's space shuttle program, who was one of the agency's most recognized faces after the destruction of the shuttle Columbia, had planned to resign before the disaster, according to media reports.

    World in brief: Politics may stall Mideast peace plan
    JERUSALEM -- A showdown between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister-designate Mahmoud Abbas over control of Palestinian security forces threatened Sunday to delay a U.S.-backed Middle East peace plan that many hoped would progress quickly after the war in Iraq.

    China fires 2 officials over SARS
    BEIJING -- In the most significant political shakeup in more than a decade, the mayor of Beijing and the minister of health were removed from their Communist Party posts Sunday for failing to deal with the spread of SARS in China.

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