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Closing Arguments in Church Bombing Trial
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Prosecutors hope taped voices and wrenching memories will help jurors link a former Ku Klux Klansman to a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls.

F.B.I. Director to Retire
By DAVID STOUT
F.B.I. director Louis J. Freeh, whose tenure was marked by conflict with the Clinton White House over fund-raising improprieties, said today he would retire next month.

Undocumented Immigrants Rush for Legal Status
By MICHAEL JANOFSKY
Last night was the deadline for a program that allows immigrants with family or employer sponsors to apply for legal status without leaving the United States.

River's Power Aids California and Enriches the Northwest
By BLAINE HARDEN
Utility companies, aluminum makers and farmers along the Columbia River have joined to help save California from its energy crisis but at a staggering price.

Crowded Jails Create Crisis for Prisons in Alabama
By DAVID FIRESTONE
A judge's strong language concerning poor conditions in an Alabama prison has shaken up one of the country's most overburdened corrections systems.

U.S. Asks Painkiller Maker to Help Curb Wide Abuse
By BARRY MEIER
Federal officials have urged the maker of OxyContin to limit how it distributes and markets the drug, which has played a role in more than 100 fatal overdoses.

Navy's Firing on Vieques Range Resumes After a One-Day Halt
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A cruiser and a fighter jet shelled and bombed the Navy's firing range on Vieques with nonexplosive ordnance as exercises resumed after a one-day halt.


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Anti - Bullying Bill Stalls in Wash. 2:00 p.m. ET

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