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1 | Washington Investigating Gonzales A special prosecutor has been appointed to probe charges that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his staff improperly fired nine U.S. Attorneys in 2006. Gonzales, a close ally of President Bush's, resigned last year over the firings, which opponents said had been politically motivated. A Justice Department report cited an uncooperative White House for the gaps in its investigation--which the special prosecutor should fill. Gonzales and others could face criminal charges.

2 | Austria Right Foot Forward The moderate voices that have dominated Austrian politics since the end of World War II were quieted on...

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