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Issue: "Earthquake in Bam," Jan. 10, 2004

There's no more doubt left.

Khieu Samphan, a former leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge party, on the atrocities committed during the party's reign in the late 1970s. Mr. Samphan insists he didn't order any killings and didn't know about them until a filmmaker showed him evidence two months ago. But his remark was the first admission of the communist group's responsibility for atrocities. The regime killed an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians.

And then you have the diehards, which will have to die hard.

Lt. Col. Steve Russell, of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division, on rebel fighters who are losing their ability to sustain their fight in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.

We're in a bottom-line business.

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Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo on the firing of coach Dick Jauron after the Bears finished the season with a 7-9 record. Five NFL teams with losing records had fired their coaches by the middle of last week as the regular season ended.

Santa was released to go on his merry way.

Bismarck, N.D., Police Lt. Dan Donlin after police apprehended a man in a Santa suit breaking into a Bismarck home. The man turned out to be a friend of the home's owner, and he had been trying to sneak presents into the house.


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