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   40,000 evacuated in Denver wildfire
Thousands are being ordered to leave their homes in southwest metro Denver as a wind-whipped wildfire approaches.

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»U.S. nabs 'dirty bomb' suspect
»Bush and Sharon talk as tanks circle Arafat's compound
»U.S. ties South Korea in World Cup soccer

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Mob boss John Gotti dead
He died in a prison hospital while serving a life sentence.
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World leaders divided over fighting hunger
The goal is to cut in half the number of hungry people worldwide by 2015.
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Bob Dole adapts to supporting role
After leading soldiers into battle, running for president, and hawking Pepsi and Viagra on TV, he's become - the candidate's spouse.
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AROUND THE REGION  

   Partial solar eclipse to be visible in the West
Astronomers eagerly awaited a late afternoon solar eclipse Monday as the moon moved toward a position between the Earth and sun that was predicted to darken skies across the western United States, Mexico, Canada and Asia.



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   Former hostage leaves Philippines bound for U.S.
Sometimes smiling and once near tears, Gracia Burnham demanded her Muslim separatist captors be brought to justice for the kidnapping that left her husband dead.


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Crashed car calls for help, teen arrested for drunk driving



Escaped Folsom inmates captured



Senate OKs Enron-prompted accounting rules



Danielle Van Dam's friend describes suspect as ``creepy''



Ex-UC president calls FBI actions despicable



Tot injured on Marine World ride in fair condition



Stayner jury could take weeks to select



DNA links San Mateo molest suspect to SJ case



Heat exhaustion trips up some in Marin race



Woman dies in Big Sur climbing accident



Wildfire evacuees allowed to return to NorCal homes



State struggling with growing numbers of elderly prisoners



Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby dies of AIDS complications at 42



Teacher sex cases overshadowed by clergy scandal



South Korean players display anti-U.S. gestures on field




OPINION: Bob Ray Sanders  

   A condemned man's own words
There is nothing I or anyone else can do for Napoleon Beazley now, except ... Except remember him, and continue to fight against the unjust absurdity of something called capital punishment.


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DATELINE: St. Paul, Minn.  

'Your name here,' cathedral offers
Over the years, workers, altar boys, daring visitors all managed to scale the roof of the Cathedral of St. Paul to scrawl their names on the base of the cross that topped the 306-foot-high church and dominated the skyline.

  

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She lives in Greece and one day she began having headaches.

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Updated Monday, Jun 10, 2002
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