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Person of the Week
BALANCING ACT Switch-hitter Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to play ball with two big teams: China and the U.S. Just days after signing a "friendship and cooperation" treaty with President Jiang Zemin, he turned his attention to President Bush at the G-8 summit in Genoa

"I'm having a great time being Presóbeing a Senator from New York."
caught in a Freudian slip when asked after a speech at the National Press Club if she planned to run for U.S. President


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