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March 19, 2002 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The brother and mother of accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui said Monday that they were refusing to answer questions from a U.S. prosecutor because the investigation and impending trial of their relative could result in the death penalty. Abd Samad Moussaoui, the brother of the 33-year-old Frenchman suspected of being the "20th hijacker" in the attacks, met Monday with a U.S. prosecutor and an FBI agent in Montpellier in southern France.
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March 15, 2002 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush said Thursday that he will seek $5 billion over three years in new assistance to developing nations, but to qualify the countries must root out corruption, demonstrate support for human rights and promote democratic and economic reforms. He also linked his aid proposal to the war on terrorism, asserting that poverty and misery can lead to hopelessness and despair--conditions that he said can help breed terrorism.
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March 13, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a light snow fell at dusk, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell showed up at the busy subway station on Pushkin Square here to place a bouquet of red roses beneath a plaque marking the spot where a suitcase bomb killed 13 and injured dozens Aug. 8, 2000. Powell bowed his head as Russian TV cameras filmed the scene. The brief ceremony last December contrasted sharply with President Clinton's visit here barely a month after the attack. Clinton never went near the site.
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March 13, 2002 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several leading Senate Democrats voiced concern Tuesday with a Pentagon plan that calls for the development of new breeds of nuclear weapons and an expansion of the list of nations against whom such warheads might be used. But as the administration continued to downplay the aggressive tone of the so-called Nuclear Posture Review, there were also abundant signs that many lawmakers from both parties are prepared to consider profound changes to the nation's nuclear contingency plans.
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March 11, 2002 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Weary and sunburned but proud, 400 American soldiers who fought tenacious battles with Al Qaeda and Taliban troops in eastern Afghanistan returned here Sunday, some of them telling bitter stories of being let down by an Afghan commander. The troops represent about a third of the U.S. force sent to battle Taliban and Al Qaeda holdouts in the mountainous Shahi Kot region in a campaign dubbed Operation Anaconda.
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March 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
Homeland Security chief Thomas J. Ridge said Sunday he is preparing a five-stage, multicolored alert system that will allow federal authorities to more precisely warn the public about domestic terrorism dangers. The system is a response to criticism that the four broad terror alerts issued by the government since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 have alarmed the public while providing little or no useful information.
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March 10, 2002 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU and BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six months after the Sept. 11 skyjackings, the Justice Department is planning to send specially trained federal counterterrorism prosecutors to Europe to help press charges against the dozens of suspects taken into custody in recent months. Officials said they hope to reinvigorate law enforcement and intelligence gathering efforts that have achieved major success on some fronts--most notably by preventing numerous attacks against U.S.
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March 10, 2002
One new name, Thomas McCann, was added in recent days to the list of confirmed dead in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. This updates accounts of the confirmed dead that have appeared in The Times each Sunday since Sept. 11. The number of people unaccounted for, according to New York City officials, is now believed to be 158.
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March 8, 2002 | GERALDINE BAUM and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They did not get all they wanted, but after two months of politicking and pleading with a federal special master, the families of the Sept. 11 dead will get more money from a federal Victims' Compensation Fund than originally proposed. Kenneth Feinberg, the fund's special master, announced Thursday the final rules that will govern how much relatives will receive to compensate for economic loss and pain and suffering caused by the multiple terrorist attacks on Sept.
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March 8, 2002 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six months after terrorists attacked New York City, lawmakers lauded President Bush on Thursday for giving the stricken metropolis billions of dollars in aid, and momentum grew for Congress itself to meet there for the first time in more than two centuries. In effect, it was New York's day in the nation's capital.
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