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USS Constellation to Set Sail for Persian Gulf

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Big Hispanic Vote Expected in New Mexico

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Seniors at Center of New Hampshire Senate Race

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Minority Candidates Seek High Office in Texas

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Authorities Examine Tacoma Gun Store in Sniper Probe

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Pentagon Presses Law Schools on Military Recruiting

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