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By Kelly Finlan
September 18, 2003

Israeli officials announced Friday that they will “remove” Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from office despite concerns from the United States and Europe. According to the New York Times, officials said that they refuse to go on living in fear of suicide bombers.

Bush cracking down on terrorists

President Bush is hoping to pass what people are calling the Patriot Act II, which would allow agents to access personal information without a court order. He also wants to increase the use of the death penalty for crimes like financially supporting terrorist groups, according to the New York Times.

U.S. friendly fire results in 8 dead, 8 injured

U.S. troops mistakenly opened fire on a group Iraqi police on Friday, Sept. 12, killing eight and wounding nine, according to the Associated Press. This is the first report of friendly fire in Iraq despite off-the-record accounts by friends and family.

Iraqi protestor kills 1, injures 3

One U.S. soldier was killed and three wounded when an angry Iraqi protestor fired into a group of troops outside Fallujah on Saturday, Sept. 13. This brings the number of soldiers killed in Iraq to 155.

Unknown gunman kills Iraqi police chief

An unknown gunman shot 25 times and killed the chief of Iraqi police in a city outside Fallujah Monday, Sept. 15. The Iraqi police force is one of the first steps in autonomizing Iraq.

Hurricane Isabel expected to pound east coast

The southern east coast is gearing up and heading out as powerful hurricane Isabel approaches. State governments from Florida to Massachusetts have emergency plans ready for the worst.

ACLU delays Calif. gubernatorial race

The gubernatorial race, scheduled to be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Calif. has been delayed by a federal court. This ruling came after the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as other parties, contested the use of the controversial punch cards that raised doubts in the 2000 presidential election.

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