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February 15, 2001

U.S. pardons official didn't know Rich was fugitive
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WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department official in charge of pardons told a Senate committee Wednesday that White House officials did not tell him that Marc Rich was a fugitive in the hours before former President Bill Clinton granted him clemency.
A tale of fraud and so much more
The story of a financially troubled lawyer, a movie dream and swindled investments winds from Florida to Liechtenstein to Utah.

Bus kills 8 Israelis in unusual attack
AZUR, Israel -- The day began here Wednesday with a typical morning rush hour as scores of young Israeli soldiers waited at a prosaic junction for a ride to their bases. Moshe Saroussi, 19, his black hair spiky and his eyes sleepy, saw an empty bus approaching and stretched, letting the others rush ahead of him.

AARP told to back reform of Social Security
Hearings on sweeping changes to the system may pit one generation against the other.

Sub crew might have been distracted
It's possible but not likely that visitors on the USS Greeneville were a factor, the Navy says.

Washington in brief
Senator seeks other Medicare plan

The nation in brief
New anti-drug curriculum expected 

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