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Two men peek through a United Nations tent during elections to select delegates for the upcoming loya jirga, or grand council, near Pashta Dolwat, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Voting went smoothly and with few reports of intimidation or vote-buying, observers said, as southern Afghanistan chose delegates to the national council that will select a new national government later this month. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

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Hijacker’s Roommate Kept From U.S. Four Times, Then Went Undetected As He Funneled Money to Attackers 
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The government kept hijacking ringleader Mohammed Atta’s roommate from entering the United States on at least four occasions but didn’t track his money transfers that led directly to the eventual hijackers, law enforcement officials say.
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Stars Come Out on Capitol Hill, and One Senator Has Had Enough 
WASHINGTON (AP) _ C-SPAN is looking more like “Entertainment Tonight” these days.
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Congress to Confront FBI Director and Minnesota Agent As Terrorist Investigation Enters Public Phase 
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Congress’ investigation into why the FBI didn’t anticipate the Sept. 11 attacks is entering a public phase as senators confront Director Robert Mueller and praise a Minneapolis agent who accuses headquarters of obstructing an investigation.
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After Beating the Nets 99-94, Lakers Say Finals Have Little Drama 
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ For the Los Angeles Lakers, old hands at the NBA Finals, the electrifying tension just wasn’t there. This might as well have been another home game in January.
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Sports

Lewis Trainer Disses Tyson 
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) _ If this were the Mike Tyson of years ago, Emanuel Steward might be a little more worried.
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Irbe Stands Up to Stanley Cup Pressure 
DETROIT (AP) _ Ask any NHL general manager what he needs to win the Stanley Cup, and the answer is usually the same: timely scoring, players who play their best in the biggest games and an elite goaltender.
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Business

Dow Ends Up 109, Nasdaq Gains 17 
NEW YORK (AP) _ Wall Street had its first winning session in more than a week Wednesday, after mildly encouraging news from Oracle launched a last-minute technology rally. The Dow Jones industrials surged more than 100 points.
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Feds Work With Companies to Fill Jobs 
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Bush administration is reaching out to companies like Home Depot Inc. to help workers find jobs as unemployment continues to rise.
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Technology

Reporter Subpoenaed in Hacking Probe 
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Without required approval, U.S. prosecutors sent a subpoena to MSNBC demanding a reporter’s notes, e-mails and other information as part of an investigation into a nomadic young hacker who acknowledged breaking into computers at The New York Times earlier this year.
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AOL Expects Ad Revenues to Rebound 
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Entertainment

Michael Jackson Joins New Coalition 
NEW YORK (AP) _ Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for “justice” in the way music labels treat their artists.
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Singer R. Kelly Indicted for Porn 
CHICAGO (AP) _ A videotape purporting to show a sexual tryst between R&B star R. Kelly and an underage girl has landed the singer in jail, the latest legal trouble for the artist already dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.
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