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Person of the Week
ON THE RANGE At a hoedown on the Bush ranch, Russia's top dog Vladimir Putin two-stepped around his worry over a U.S. missile shield to negotiate a reduction of the two countries' nuclear arsenals. Putin, trusting but wanting verification, desired a new treaty; Bush thought a handshake would do

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"We're winning it in motivation, we're winning it in resolve, and we're winning it by total ordnance delivered."
RICHARD WREN,
U.S. Navy captain, on how the allied forces are faring in the Afghan war

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