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Thursday, July 29, 2004
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Edwards, Hailing Kerry, Says ‘Hope Is on the Way’
By ROBIN TONER and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
John Edwards made an impassioned case for John Kerry, hailing him as a peerless commander in chief for a perilous age.

A Delegate, a Fund-Raiser, and a Very Fine Line
By JIM RUTENBERG and GLEN JUSTICE
Harold M. Ickes is a founder of an independent group created to help defeat President Bush, but that has not stopped him from courting Democratic donors.

Whistle-Blowing Said to Be Factor in an F.B.I. Firing
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
A classified investigation has concluded that an F.B.I. translator was dismissed in part because she said that the bureau had poorly translated important terror documents.

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“The only people who get jobs in Washington are the people who lobby for jobs.”
GARY HART,
a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
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INTERNATIONAL
70 Are Killed by Car Bomber in an Iraqi City

By KHALID AL-ANSARY and IAN FISHER

It was one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq and by far the worst since Iraqis took back formal sovereignty on June 28.

Killings Drive Doctor Group to Leave Afghanistan

By CARLOTTA GALL

Doctors Without Borders will withdraw to protest Afghanistan’s failure to lock up the killers of five of its staff members.

Egyptians Question Powell on Mideast Reform

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

There are widespread doubts in the region that the Bush administration is serious about pushing political change.

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NATIONAL
2 Views at Court-Martial on Seizing Iraqi Vehicle

By JAMES DAO

A decorated Army sergeant charged with stealing a sport utility vehicle at gunpoint in Iraq testified in a court-martial that he seized the vehicle for purely military purposes.

F.D.A. Finds Traces of Poison in 2 Jars of Baby Food in California

By ANDREW POLLACK

Tiny amounts of the poison ricin were detected in two jars of baby food that had been tampered with before being sold by a supermarket.

Get-Tough Policy on Cuba May Backfire Against Bush

By CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS

The tightening of travel restrictions to Cuba and a curb on relief packages may harm President Bush’s chances in Florida.

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BUSINESS
Yukos Warns of Export Halt, Driving Oil to 21-Year High

By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND and JONATHAN FUERBRINGER

The game of brinksmanship between Yukos and the Kremlin escalated as the company warned it may stop exporting oil.

I.R.S. Says Americans’ Income Shrank for 2 Consecutive Years

By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON

The overall income Americans reported to the government shrank for two consecutive years after the Internet stock market bubble burst.

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Recovery at AOL Helps Time Warner Report Strong Profit

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT

Though AOL, long Time Warner’s most troubled operation, has begun to recover, the media company now faces concerns about growth at its cable operation.

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SPORTS
Yanks Expect Arizona to Hold On to Johnson

By TYLER KEPNER

Officials from several teams, including the Yankees, said on Wednesday that Randy Johnson seemed most likely to remain in Arizona.

EXPOS 7, METS 4

Reyes Hurt Again in Mets’ Defeat

By LEE JENKINS

When Jos� Reyes left because of a sprained right ankle, the Mets had the lead, but without him, they could not hold it.

Name of Bryant Case Accuser Is Again Mistakenly Released

By KIRK JOHNSON

Confidential material from the case, including the last name of the woman who has accused Kobe Bryant of rape, was accidentally released on the Colorado State Judicial Branch Web site.

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ARTS
The Trial Outside the Court

By SHARON WAXMAN

With cameras barred from the Laci Peterson murder trial, the networks’ self-proclaimed experts are delivering their own verdicts from the courthouse steps.

In Rare Union, Documentary Finds Itself on NBC

By BERNARD WEINRAUB

NBC will present a documentary about capital punishment, “Deadline,” which played at the Sundance Film Festival, on “Dateline NBC.”

A Blow, Perhaps Fatal, for Libeskind’s Spiral in London

By ALAN RIDING

It now looks unlikely that Daniel Libeskind’s radical design for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum extension will ever be built.

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CIRCUITS
Now Playing, a Digital Brigadoon

By CHRIS THOMPSON

Movie buffs have been organizing “guerrilla drive-ins” where they rig together digital projectors, DVD players and stereo speakers, then spread the word online.

Wiring a Convention, Version 2004

By SETH SCHIESEL

For the thousands of producers and technicians who are bringing the Democratic National Convention to the world, the event has not lost its suspense.

STATE OF THE ART

A Palmtop as Wireless Omnivore

By DAVID POGUE

A new PocketPC from Hewlett-Packard is the first palmtop that can connect to the Internet and
to other gadgets in four wireless ways.

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EDITORIALS
TODAY’S EDITORIALS

John Kerry and War

John Kerry needs to remember that while voters are prepared to accept a candidate with a complex worldview, they also value an answer that’s straight and simple.

Florida’s Bad Record on Voting Records

Florida’s election system was a national disgrace in 2000, and it is well on its way to becoming one again.

Justice for Mexico’s ‘Dirty War’

Mexico’s attempts to deal with the abuses of the past seem like yet another of President Vicente Fox’s squandered opportunities.

EDITORIAL OBSERVER

Carmine De Sapio

By FRANCIS X. CLINES

The death of Carmine De Sapio, once the villain of New York politics, should remind us of a time when neighborhood loyalties, more than outsize egos, were the stuff of city politics.

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OP-ED
GUEST COLUMNIST

The New Macho: Feminism

By BARBARA EHRENREICH

Here is my new counterterrorism strategy for John Kerry: feminism. Or, if that’s too incendiary, try “human rights for women.”

OP-ED COLUMNIST

Banned in Boston

By MAUREEN DOWD

Some Democrats fear that John Kerry could be so worried about offending swing voters that he will miss the knockout swing.

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

What I Found in Vietnam

By JEFF SHESOL

Across the sea, we found common ground. Here at home, I know our nation can do the same.

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Guided by History

By KEN HECHLER

My fellow Americans, we cannot escape history.

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ON THIS DAY
On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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