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ILLUSTRATION FOR TIME BY STEVE BRODNER

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VIGILANTE He may not have known when or what they will hit, but U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft warned Americans that terrorists were plotting ... something. Then he went on to tackle a different sort of adversary, announcing a tentative settlement of the Microsoft antitrust suit

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"Each Afghan has a rifle in his home, and each Afghan's home is his bunker."
Amir Khan Muttaqi,
Taliban spokesman, claiming his countrymen are ready for a ground war

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0.4 percent is the rate U.S. GDP shrank in...

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