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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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NEWS
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 9, 2002 | JOHANNA NEUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tearful President Bush, speaking to a crowd that included the families of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan this week, vowed Friday that the United States would remain "relentless and determined" in fighting terrorists. "So long as I'm president, we're going to be after them, without blinking," he said, while cautioning that more American troops might die in the effort. Bush came to St.
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March 9, 2002 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The six soldiers stood at attention in the old Soviet airplane hangar Friday to receive Purple Hearts, the medal reserved for Americans wounded or killed in combat. One was a helicopter pilot grazed in the head by shrapnel when a rocket-propelled grenade shattered the cockpit of his aircraft. Others were infantrymen caught in a terrifying 18-hour mortar assault on the first day of Operation Anaconda in eastern Afghanistan.
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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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March 5, 2002 | JOHN HENDREN and JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Enemy fire killed seven helicopter-borne soldiers on a reconnaissance mission, Pentagon officials said Monday, as the largest offensive of the Afghan war turned increasingly deadly for American troops. A soldier fell to his death when a Chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and crashed, said Navy Cmdr. Frank Merriman, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command.
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March 5, 2002 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security operations at the Winter Olympics proved so successful in avoiding major disruptions or violence that law enforcement officials have already begun using the Salt Lake City model as a blueprint for major events. In the face of post-Sept. 11 fears about the safety of the 1.
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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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March 4, 2002 | JOHN HENDREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In planning the current air and ground assault in the eastern Afghan mountains near Gardez, U.S. military strategists drew on the lessons of last year's disappointing campaign in Tora Bora, a mountainous region near the Khyber Pass. That battle began in November and ended after weeks of relentless airstrikes had killed hundreds of suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters. But hundreds--if not thousands--escaped, possibly including Osama bin Laden.
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