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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

War widow tells Bush: ‘You’re responsible’ for American deaths

Hildi Halley’s 41-year-old husband  died in Afghanistan. At first the Army told her it was a heart attack but now she’s told it was not a heart attack and she wants to know just what the hell happened.

So when she got a chance this week to be among a group of war widows meeting with President George W. Bush, she took the opportunity to tell him just what she thought of the war.

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U.S. probing Israeli use of cluster bombs

By ANNE GEARAN

The State Department is investigating whether Israel misused American-made cluster bombs in civilian areas of Lebanon.

The United Nations said unexploded cluster bombs — anti-personnel weapons that spray bomblets over a wide area — litter homes, gardens and highways in south Lebanon.

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Lamont blames Lieberman, Bush for Katrina woes

By SUSAN HAIGH

The Gulf Coast is thousands of miles away, but the federal response to Hurricane Katrina has become an issue in Connecticut’s hot U.S. Senate race.

Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont is accusing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, now running as an independent, of not holding the Bush administration accountable for failures in responding to the disaster.

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Casey holds lead over Santorum

By KIMBERLY HEFLING

Democrat Bob Casey maintained a slight lead over Republican Sen. Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania, but more voters say they have a poor opinion of the challenger, according to an independent poll released Thursday.

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Katrina aid drowns in flood of bueaucracy, paperwork

First came the floodwaters, then the paperwork. Billions of promised federal dollars to fix New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure have gone largely untapped a year after Hurricane Katrina. City officials complain that a snarl of red tape, restrictions and unexpectedly high costs have kept hundreds of public buildings in disrepair, streets pocked with potholes and most parks too dirty for children to play.

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Air marshals get new dress code

By LESLIE MILLER

Air marshals were told Thursday they will be allowed to dress the way they want and choose their own hotels in order to protect their anonymity while on missions.

Federal Air Marshal Service chief Dana Brown, who has been in the job for five months, said he was changing the rules, starting Sept. 1, after listening to air marshals’ concerns.

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Getting it right

It’s the 10th anniversary of welfare reform, which has succeeded remarkably in reducing poverty, checking the rise of babies born out of wedlock, getting people off welfare and into jobs and something else, too: showing that, on some issues at any rate, the public can be twice as smart as supposedly expert intellectuals.

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