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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Lamont surprised by attacks

By ANDREW MIGA

Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont, the anti-war candidate who toppled Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut primary, says he was surprised by Lieberman and Vice President Dick Cheney’s claims that his victory could embolden terrorists.

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Iraq explosions kill 20

Three successive explosions killed 20 people and wounded more than 70 Sunday night in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in southern Baghdad, police said. The first blast occurred about 7:15 p.m. (11:15 a.m. EDT) when a rocket struck an apartment building in the Zafraniyah neighborhood, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said.

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Hezbollah lobs more than 250 rockets into Israel

Israeli rescue workers are seen at the site where a rocket fired from southern Lebanon hit the northern Israeli city of Haifa. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israeli rescue workers are seen at the site where a rocket fired from southern Lebanon hit the northern Israeli city of Haifa. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Hezbollah fired more than 250 rockets into Israel on Sunday, the fiercest attack against northern Israel since the fighting began more than a month ago, the Israeli army reported. One Israeli man was killed.

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Now, Bush couldn’t beat Kerry, Gore or even his own father

By THOMAS HARGROVE and GUIDO H. STEMPEL III

President Bush has become so unpopular in recent months that he’d have a hard time beating Al Gore or John Kerry if he had to face his former Democratic rivals again this year, according to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.

And the president would be thrashed if he had to run against his own father, George Herbert Walker Bush, losing by more than a 3-to-1 margin in a theoretical match-up in which people were asked to pick between father and son.

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Can TSA handle the load?

The ban on carrying liquids and gels onto airliners will continue indefinitely, raising questions about whether there are enough airport screeners to do the added work.

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Brits question 22 suspects in terror plot

British police questioned 22 suspects Sunday in the alleged plot to bomb trans-Atlantic jetliners in mid-air, and the country’s top law-and-order official warned that the risk of another attack still remained high.

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Israel ratifies cease-fire

After a stormy debate Sunday, Israel’s Cabinet approved a Mideast cease-fire, agreeing to silence the army’s guns in less than 24 hours. The Israeli military embarked on a last-minute push to devastate Hezbollah guerrillas, rocketing south Beirut with at least 20 missiles.

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What, if anything, did Israel accomplish with the war?

An Israeli reserve soldier marches with others after crossing the border into southern Lebanon from northern Israel Saturday Aug. 12, 2006. Israel stepped up its airstrikes and continued its incursions across the border early Saturday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

An Israeli reserve soldier marches with others after crossing the border into southern Lebanon from northern Israel Saturday Aug. 12, 2006. Israel stepped up its airstrikes and continued its incursions across the border early Saturday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

For Israel, the U.N. cease-fire deal is far from perfect. A U.N. force deploying in south Lebanon as part of the truce will have trouble keeping Hezbollah at bay for long or prevent the Iranian-supplied guerrillas from rearming, critics said, pointing to past failures of international peacekeepers.

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While diplomats talk, war continues

The United Nations said Israeli and Lebanese leaders had agreed a truce would take effect at 0500 GMT on Monday to end the month-old war, but fighting raged on Sunday as Israeli forces met fierce resistance from Hizbollah guerrillas.

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Israeli cabinet meets to vote on UN resolution

Israel’s Cabinet met Sunday to approve a U.N. cease-fire plan despite widespread concerns among Israelis about reaching a truce with Hezbollah guerrillas who have not been subdued and have inflicted heavy losses on Israeli troops.

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