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Thurmond hospitalized after falling ill
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Strom Thurmond collapsed Saturday at a restaurant in Alexandria, Va., and was taken to a hospital.
The 97-year-old South Carolina Republican, the oldest person ever to serve in the Senate, was admitted to Inova Alexandria Hospital in fair condition.
The nature of his problem was not immediately disclosed, but a Washington television station reported that Thurmond was stricken while dining with friends. During the meal, the senator had a glazed look, then lowered his head to the table and said he needed to sleep, WRC-TV said.
TRADE TAX: An agreement with the European Union gives the United States until Nov. 1 to replace a $4-billion annual tax break for American companies that sell goods abroad.
The Clinton administration was negotiating against today's deadline for bringing U.S. tax laws into compliance with an adverse ruling from the World Trade Organization. The dispute involves the biggest case the United States has lost before the Geneva-based arbiter of world trade rules.
The EU agreed not to impose any penalties until a WTO panel determines whether the new system complies with WTO rules.
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