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GOING DOWN Already pilloried for political gaffes and indecisiveness, Argentine President Fernando de la Rua was forced to resign last week after his economic austerity measures prompted riots and looting across the country. The big question now: What will happen to Argentina's $132 billion debt?

Noted
"We declare the suspension of martyrdom attacks ... until further notice."
HAMAS,
militant Palestinian group, calling for a temporary halt to suicide bombings in Israel

Prime Number
$1.6 million is the average amount to be awardedŚtax-freeŚfrom the Sept. 11 Victims...

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