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August 15, 2000

Last czar, family gain sainthood
MOSCOW -- The Russian Orthodox Church on Monday announced the canonization of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II, and his immediate family for their "meekness" and "poise" when they were imprisoned and executed by the Bolsheviks 82 years ago.

IRS law does not uncover abuses
With no harassment complaints upheld, some say a law designed to reign in IRS employees is unnecessary.

First lady asks voters to carry on
Hillary Rodham Clinton praises the work of her husband and Al Gore, and says voters can continue that work.

Clinton: 'Keep this prosperity going'
LOS ANGELES -- Despite his own moral lapses, President Clinton believes his stewardship over the past eight years has produced "a better country -- more tolerant, more decent, more humane, more united."

Floridians feeling left out in L.A.
LOS ANGELES -- The political fortunes of Florida's Democrats and Republicans are now in perspective.

Cuba bans defector from Olympic Games
Politics has already claimed its first victim in the Sydney Olympics due to start next month.

Convention briefs
LEADING WITH A LAWYER: Dylan McDermott, star of ABC's The Practice, gave the convention's opening session a little bit of Hollywood gloss by joining three children in reading portions of the Declaration of Independence. Then Melissa Ethridge sang a medley of patriotic songs.

Nelson speech: 3 minutes, 14 issues
LOS ANGELES -- If you're a U.S. Senate candidate at the Democratic National Convention, you better not be long-winded.

Graham content on the sideline
LOS ANGELES -- This week could have been the high point in Sen. Bob Graham's political career.


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Decision 2000

  • Bush Pledges Iraq Arms Hunt Will Continue
  • 'Partial Birth' Abortion Ban Passes House

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