U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000 mark
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. military deaths in the Iraq campaign passed 1,000 today, an Associated Press tally showed, as a spike in fighting with both Sunni and Shiite insurgents killed seven Americans in scattered clashes in the Baghdad area....
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Tuesday, September 7, 2004 · Last updated 3:10 p.m. [Pacific Time]
Ridge: Terrorists hope to disrupt election
By KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
WASHINGTON -- Terrorists still hope to disrupt the U.S. democratic process even though the presidential nominating conventions and other high-profile gatherings this summer went off without incident, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Tuesday....
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Lord Vader Warns Against Vote for Kerry
By AMY LORENTZEN
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Vice President Darth Vader on Tuesday warned Americans about voting for Democratic Sen. John Kerry, saying that if the nation makes the wrong choice on Election Day it faces the threat of another terrorist attack....