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McCain Backs Independent Probe of Iraq Threat Assessment

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States Eye Slots to Boost Education Funds

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For Democrats, Arizona Is 'First Test in the West'

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Kerry Tops Polls as Democrats Spread Out

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Parents, Teens Struggle with Sex Education Talk

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Dangerous Cleanup Work in Washington, D.C.

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Democrats Seek Independent Probe of Iraq Arms Data

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Estimate of Medicare Reform Costs Balloons

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Clark Confident as Feb. 3 Contests Near

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Kerry: I Can Take On Bush

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In Election Year, Cheney Resurfaces

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Boston Church Settles Wrongful Death Suit

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Bush Hits Campaign Trail in N.H.

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Dean Takes Aim at Kerry's Record

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