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Military Contractors Getting Closer to the Action

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U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Resigns

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Michigan Teen's Bush Protest Draws Suspension

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'Human Shields' Position Themselves in Iraq

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Deaths Generate New Emphasis on Nightclub Safety

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Water Bill Battle Pits Detroit's Poor Against City

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Terrorism Suspect to Fight Loss of College Job

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Lawmakers Press NASA Chief for Answers

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America's Last Mass Lynching

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Government Returns to 'Code Yellow'

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Small Minnesota Town Leaps into Iraq Debate

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Supreme Court Backs Out of Gun-Records Case

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Lawmakers Probe Alleged Corruption at Los Alamos Lab

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Bush: Iraq War Could Aid Mideast Peace Process

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