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10/04/2002

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In Defense of Sharon, Bush and Deripaska

The real motivation for Bush's actions is to prevent future terror attacks upon U.S. citizens.

CIA Rejects Call for Iraq Report

The Central Intelligence Agency has refused to provide Congress with a comprehensive report on its role in a possible U.S. campaign against Iraq, setting off a bitter dispute between the agency and leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee, congressional leaders said Wednesday.

Accused Shoe-Bomber Offers to Plead Guilty

BOSTON -- Richard Reid, the British drifter and Muslim fundamentalist who tried to ignite two sophisticated bombs in his shoes and blow up a trans-Atlantic flight, has offered to plead guilty to the U.S. charges against him. Defense lawyers for Reid, who faces the possibility of life in prison, said their client ""has no disagreement with the facts asserted in the charges. He wants to avoid the publicity associated with a trial and the negative impact ... upon his family,"" defense attorneys said in a statement. Reid, 28, offered to admit guilt in all eight charges against him, but plans to ask the court to delete two references to his having received training from al-Qaida in Afghanistan. A judge earlier refused to remove this language from his indictment, and prosecutors insisted Wednesday that they would oppose any such deletion now. Since his arrest last December, Reid has come to personify a phenomenon that frightens prosecutors and U.S.

Turkey Frets About A Kurdish Rebellion

The traditionally rebellious Kurds of this hardscrabble hill town live hundreds of kilometers from the Iraq border, but tensions that bristle so obviously here could erupt into fresh violence against the Turkish government if the United States invades Iraq.

U.S. Senate Debates Iraq War

The U.S. Senate prepared to open debate Thursday on President George W. Bush's demand for authority to strike Iraq, as the administration turned up the pressure for backing from the UN Security Council.

Enron Chiefs Next as Probe Tastes Blood

As former Enron executive Andrew Fastow surrendered in handcuffs Wednesday, legal experts said the government's probe was turning toward his bosses at the collapsed energy trading giant and even his family.

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