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March 4, 2002 | AARON ZITNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has not been forthcoming about progress in the war on terrorism or about a "secret government" operating since Sept. 11, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said Sunday. As a result, lawmakers are finding it difficult to carry out their constitutional duties of approving money for the war and providing oversight of the executive branch, he said.
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NEWS
February 17, 2002
For the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, no new names were added to the weekly list of confirmed dead published each Sunday in The Times. The Associated Press reported Friday that 194 people are still listed as missing from the attacks.
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February 13, 2002 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There among the reports of stolen cars and petty burglaries spilling out of the old-fashioned teletype machine at police headquarters in Colonie, N.Y., Monday night was the FBI notice to be on the lookout for 13 suspected terrorists. Next to it sat a new computer terminal dedicated to warning of terrorist threats. It remained silent, not yet operational. The scene reflected the country's uncertainty as Americans grappled with the heightened awareness of potential terrorism.
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February 12, 2002 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI warned Monday night that a suspected terrorist from Yemen and as many as 16 associates could be planning an attack against Americans as early as today. The FBI identified the main suspect as Fawaz Yahya Al-Rabeei, a Yemeni national born in Saudi Arabia in 1979. The alert said that an attack could occur in the United States or against U.S. interests in Yemen. It was the most specific of the four nationwide alerts that the FBI has issued since Sept.
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February 10, 2002 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here was the U.S. military in Afghanistan: a bearded soldier riding horseback in a storm of desert sand, looking like something out of "Lawrence of Arabia." But instead of a dagger, he carried a global positioning system, a sophisticated radio transmitter and a laser for marking targets. Flying 35,000 feet above him was a Vietnam-era bomber that had seemed headed for the scrap heap--until the Pentagon loaded it with smart bombs and linked its pilot with the guy on horseback. Since Sept.
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February 8, 2002 | PAUL WATSON and SIDHARTHA BARUA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dingy, overcrowded cellblock in the bowels of New Delhi's Tihar jail was the perfect spot for a merger between militant Islam and the Indian mafia. Ahmad Omar Sayed Sheikh, a chess-playing Islamic radical, made common cause with Aftab Ansari, an ambitious Calcutta gangster, when they did time together behind Tihar's high walls in the late 1990s, according to Indian police investigators.
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February 6, 2002 | PETER H. KING and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the floor of Montana's Bitterroot Valley, so far, far away from lower Manhattan, Jane Ellis finds herself on the front lines of a war she never contemplated, trying to prepare for attacks she can barely imagine. Ellis directs the county Office of Emergency Management in Missoula. On a fine, crisp day, she showed a visitor around her piece of the American homeland, pointing out possible terrorist targets: the shopping mall and public waterworks, government buildings and chemical storehouses.
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February 1, 2002 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A confidential intelligence report issued Thursday indicates that Osama bin Laden's operatives displayed a keen interest in exploiting vulnerabilities in security at sensitive U.S. facilities, and FBI Director Robert Mueller said he believes that Al Qaeda-trained agents are still at large in the United States. The intelligence report, reviewed by The Times, revealed that U.S.
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February 1, 2002 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
The developer who holds the lease to the World Trade Center property is completing the first comprehensive master plan for the 16-acre site that sources say would consist of a number of office buildings clustered around a single soaring tower, a memorial park and two cultural venues. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, one of New York City's most established firms, the plan will be presented by developer Larry Silverstein to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.
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February 1, 2002 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CNN aired excerpts of an October interview with Osama bin Laden on Thursday in which he makes ambiguous statements about responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attacks and dodges a question about whether he was behind anthrax-laced letters sent to U.S. targets. The cable network's use of the video prompted a rift between CNN and Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite network with which CNN has had a video-sharing agreement.
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