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U.S. Holds Breath In Poll Cliffhanger

WASHINGTON — Democrat Al Gore decided Thursday to fight the results of the presidential election in Florida, with campaign officials announcing a legal challenge and demanding a recount by hand of ballots in four counties. Without waiting for the result of a recount of the vote in Florida due later Thursday, Gore campaign manager William Daley told reporters in the state’s capital of Tallahassee that the vice president would not accept the outcome or concede the election to Texas Governor George W. Bush, the Republican candidate. Referring to mounting complaints of voting irregularities, Daley said: ""Technicalities should not determine the presidency of the United States; the will of the people should."" The statement took the United States into uncharted constitutional territory, deepening the uncertainty following Tuesday’s election, the closest in U.S. history, which failed to produce a clear winner.

Army Men Go on Trial For Murder

Six men, including five former paratroopers, went on trial Thursday for the 1994 murder of Moskovsky Komsomolets reporter Dmitry Kholodov.

Life of Suffering on Edge of the Earth

Located on what feels like the edge of the earth, Russia's remote northern settlements are among the worst affected by the collapse of Soviet-era subsidies.

Some Lessons in Messy Democracy

The most important effect of the U.S. presidential election for Russia may be the attention it's received.

Extra Month's Salary Is Almost Good as Gold

A friend told me the other day how he got an unexpected bonus at work — and why he didn't tell his wife.

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