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Accountability elusive in efforts to prepare for bioterror attacks

March 10th, 2007 9:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - More than five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government cannot show how the $5 billion given to public health departments has better prepared the country for a bioterrorism attack or flu pandemic.

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Japanese high school in Sweetwatergraduates final class, set to close

March 10th, 2007 9:30 pm by Associated Press

SWEETWATER, Tenn. - Japan's first accredited high school in the United States graduated its final class and will be closing after years of slipping enrollment attributed to heightened security after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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EU monitors: Gaza border operates properly

March 10th, 2007 9:30 pm by Associated Press

RAFAH BORDER TERMINAL, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian customs inspector carried an armload of cigarette cartons he had just seized from a Palestinian traveler at the Gaza-Egypt border, and dropped them in a room for confiscated goods.

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Russian election season sets stage for Putin's controlled exit

March 10th, 2007 9:30 pm by Associated Press

MOSCOW - With regional elections Sunday from St. Petersburg to Siberia, Russians are entering what promises to be a year of ballots choreographed to ensure a smooth succession and enable President Vladimir Putin to keep a hand on the steering wheel even

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Mexican president says threats won't stop drug crackdown, urges U.S. to do more

March 10th, 2007 9:30 pm by Associated Press

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Saturday that drug traffickers' threats against his government would not stop a military crackdown against them, and he demanded that the United States do more to fight the sale and consumption of drug

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Naval officer accused of heading two hate groups

March 10th, 2007 8:51 pm by Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy has relieved a public affairs officer of duty while it investigates accusations that he leads two anti-Semitic groups.

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Phillips ready to put brakes on red light camera plans

March 10th, 2007 8:09 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL

KINGSPORT - Months have passed since the first red light cameras were supposed to be installed at five key Kingsport intersections, and the project is now in jeopardy of being canceled.

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