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November 14, 1994 -- Volume 144 Number 20

TO OUR READERS 4

LETTERS 22

CHRONICLES 33

COVER: The Mother Who Killed Her Kids 42

Pleading on TV for the return of her "carjacked" children,

South Carolina's Susan Smith tugged at the nation's

heartstrings -- until she told the police where to find the bodies

The Phenomenon: If kids are slain, a parent is often the culprit

The Scapegoats: Why do blacks always get the blame?

POLITICS: Will the Center Hold? 52

Clinton will have to deal with a more polarized Congress

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Maybe Politicians Got It Wrong 63

While three-strikes laws falter, prevention puts a dent in crime

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