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Issue: "Ugly truth of partial-birth," April 17, 2004

&quotWait a minute, is this man leading this country as an American or is he leading the country as a Christian?"

Actress Whoopi Goldberg on President Bush. Ms. Goldberg told The New York Times that she would be pleased if her NBC show Whoopi contributed to

Mr. Bush's defeat.

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&quotMuch of what these

two men did might have been unseemly, even unethical-but illegal beyond a reasonable doubt? Not to us."

Sports Illustrated reporter Peter McEntegart, a juror in the trial of former Tyco CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski and CFO Mark H. Swartz, on the opinion of jurors that prosecutors had spent too much time on the lavish lifestyle of the defendants. The trial was declared a mistrial on April 2 because of outside pressure placed on one juror to convict.

&quotHey, Nick. Your

mom's here."

Incredulous soldiers in Iraq alerting a U.S. Army Ranger over a two-way radio that his mother, Susan Galleymore of Alameda, Calif., had showed up at his base for a visit. The military strongly discourages parents from visiting soldiers in Iraq.

&quotWe've been married since 1955."

Willie Downs, husband of Clara Downs, who died last week when an Amtrak trained derailed in Mississippi. Nine other passengers were either critically or severely injured.


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