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BOSTON -- In their first debate Tuesday night, Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush offered voters a clear choice between two distinct political philosophies.

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October 4, 2000

In Gaza, rules of war favor Israel
Israel says it uses deadly force when soldiers' lives are at risk. Palestinians say they aren't shooting.

Debate doesn't sway close race
It was a little like the Super Bowl: much-anticipated, over-hyped, and, in the end, not all that satisfying.

The world in brief
Case against Suharto's son hits obstacle

Washington in brief
Congress passes high-tech visa bill

The nation in brief
Minorities have most new HIV infections

Arab nations work to help Iraq
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The flight of international civilian aircraft into Baghdad is becoming a competitive stampede as one Arab country after another has announced, or carried out, its intention of joining France and Russia in breaking the 10-year aerial blockade. This may not breach the essence of U.N. sanctions -- the restrictions on trade and external controls on Iraqi finances -- but Iraq is not hiding its delighted conviction that it is a key breakthrough in that direction.  

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Decision 2000

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

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