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QUOTE OF THE DAY
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"Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters cross back and forth, and we
cannot stop them. On this side, there are mountains. On
that side, there are mountains. What can wedo?"
-SHAH WALI, commander of an Afghan post on Pakistan's border. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/international/asia/02BORD.html?todaysheadlines


NATIONAL
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For All in Search of Skeletons, U.S. Opened Its Closet at
Midnight

Genealogy buffs flocked to four regional archives on Monday
as information gathered in the 1930 census was released to
the public for the first time.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/national/02CENS.html?todaysheadlines

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Diocese Pays $1.2 Million in Sex Lawsuit 

A California woman who accused a priest of sexually abusing
her and then paying for an abortion will receive $1.2
million to settle her suit against the Roman Catholic
Church.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/national/02PRIE.html?todaysheadlines 

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Supreme Court Taps Cases to Decide 3-Strikes Issue

The court agreed to decide whether sentences of 25 years to
life in prison are unconstitutionally cruel when the third
"strike" is a minor property crime.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/national/02SCOT.html?todaysheadlines 

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INTERNATIONAL
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Israelis Broaden West Bank Raids as Arabs Protest

Israeli forces poured into the West Bank on Monday as
Palestinians continued attacks and as angry demonstrations
spread across the Arab world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/international/middleeast/02MIDE.html?todaysheadlines

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Bush Is Criticized for Mideast Role 

Accused of not doing enough to end the growing violence in
the Middle East, the president faulted Yasir Arafat for the
same.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/international/middleeast/02DIPL.html?todaysheadlines 

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Qaeda and Taliban May Ply Pakistan's Porous Frontier

A remote border region, formed where the eastern Afghan
province of Khost meets Pakistan, has come under intense
scrutiny.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/international/asia/02BORD.html?todaysheadlines 

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BUSINESS
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Deferral Talk Reported in Andersen Case

The Justice Department was willing to consider deferring the
prosecution of Arthur Andersen if the firm publicly
acknowledged that it had destroyed Enron documents.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/business/02AUDI.html?todaysheadlines

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Shell to Buy Enterprise for $5 Billion 

Royal Dutch/Shell Group said today that it has agreed to buy
Enterprise Oil in a cash deal valuing Britain's biggest
independent explorer at 3.5 billion pounds ($5 billion).
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-energy-enterprise-shell.html?todaysheadlines 

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Stocks May Fall at Opening

Stocks are expected to open lower as the latest downbeat
news -- this time from PeopleSoft and Bristol-Myers Squibb
-- reawakened worries about the corporate profit outlook.
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-markets-stocks.html?todaysheadlines 

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TECHNOLOGY
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Hewlett-Packard Moves to Drop Dissident Heir From Its Board

Hewlett-Packard, stung by a lawsuit filed last week by
Walter B. Hewlett, announced that it would not nominate him
for re-election to its board.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/technology/02HEWL.html?todaysheadlines

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Metromedia Fiber Slides Toward a Bankruptcy Filing 

Metromedia Fiber Network replaced its top executives and
said that it had violated several loan agreements, moving
to the brink of bankruptcy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/technology/02FIBE.html?todaysheadlines 

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Judge Weighs Dismissal of Charges in Digital Copyright Case

A federal judge heard arguments on a request to dismiss the
prosecution of a Russian software company charged with
violating a digital-copyright law.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/technology/02DIGI.html?todaysheadlines 

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POLITICS
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South Dakota Senate Campaign: Bush Versus Daschle (by Proxy)

The Senate face-off in South Dakota could turn out to be the
most pivotal race in the 2002 elections.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/politics/02DAKO.html?todaysheadlines

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Bush Is Criticized for Mideast Role 

Accused of not doing enough to end the growing violence in
the Middle East, the president faulted Yasir Arafat for the
same.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/international/middleeast/02DIPL.html?todaysheadlines 

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Dispute Arises Over a Push to Change Climate Panel

After a year of urging from energy lobbyists, the
administration is seeking the ouster of an American
scientist who heads a global warming panel.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/science/02CLIM.html?todaysheadlines 

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SPORTS
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Maryland Proves It Has the Stuff of Champions

After Maryland beat Indiana, Coach Gary Williams and Juan
Dixon, Lonny Baxter and Byron Mouton wore  only one label:
champions.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/sports/ncaabasketball/02NCAA.html?todaysheadlines

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Baltimore Routs the Yanks 

Starting pitcher Roger Clemens came apart after a hard
grounder smashed into his bare hand, and the Baltimore
Orioles clobbered the Yankees.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/sports/baseball/02YANK.html?todaysheadlines 

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Leiter Looks Like an Ace

Al Leiter pitched like the ace the Mets need him to be in an
opening day win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/sports/baseball/02METS.html?todaysheadlines 

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ARTS
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Beverly Sills Gives Board Her Exit Date

Beverly Sills, the chairman of Lincoln Center since 1994,
told board members on Monday that she intended to step down
on May 1.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/arts/music/02SILL.html?todaysheadlines

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Wyoming Scenery, African Memories 

Surrounded by elk and moose in her handsome home near
Jackson Hole, Alexandra Fuller wrote an unblinking memoir
about growing up during the war over minority rule in
Rhodesia.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/books/02PLAC.html?todaysheadlines 

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'The Osbournes': No Rest for Family Values on Black Sabbath

An odd amalgam of "Ozzie and Harriet," "The Beverly
Hillbillies"  and "This Is Spinal Tap," "The Osbournes" is
the biggest hit in MTV's 24-year history, and its
popularity is spreading.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/arts/television/02OSBO.html?todaysheadlines 

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NY REGION
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U.S. Report on Trade Center Echoes Lessons of Past Disasters

The first federal assessment of the trade center disaster
cites hazards identified in other high-rise fires as
contributing to the death and destruction on Sept. 11.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/nyregion/02TOWE.html?todaysheadlines

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Governors Island Deal May Yield Offshore CUNY Campus 

President Bush announced on Monday that he would turn
Governors Island over to New York, a deal that could
transform the island into a campus for the City University
of New York.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/nyregion/02ISLA.html?todaysheadlines 

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At Shea, Lines So Long It Looked Like La Guardia

Fans arriving at the Mets' opening day game were greeted by
security checks similar to those at airports.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/nyregion/02STAD.html?todaysheadlines 

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OP-ED 
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Connect the Dots
By PAUL KRUGMAN
If the facts say that Social Security is very much alive,
the Bush administration doesn't want to hear about it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/opinion/02KRUG.html?todaysheadlines

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The Boomerang Syndrome 
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Beyond the daily heartbreak of the Middle East is a larger
tragedy in international relations, the boomerang syndrome.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/opinion/02KRIS.html?todaysheadlines 

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The Path From Oslo to War
By RAJA SHEHADEH
To justify Israeli actions, two deliberate distortions of
reality are being employed in Israel's war against Yasir
Arafat and the Palestinian Authority
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/02/opinion/02SHEH.html?todaysheadlines 

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