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FADING OUT Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has cut off communications with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, calling him "no longer relevant." Can the overshadowed former freedom fighter re-energize his moderate power base and scrape his way back to the negotiating table?

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"The gun has to stop ruling the country."
Hamid Karzai, interim leader of Afghanistan, pledging to end 20 years of chaos

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1.75 percent is the new U.S. federal funds rate. Last week's cut was the 11th this year, dropping the interest rate...

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