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    U.S. Looks for Someone to Trust - Execution of Haq Casts Doubt on Pakistan's Loyalty

    Abdul Haq, the opposition leader killed Friday by the Taliban, may have been attempting to foment a coup d'tat against the extremist Afghan regime. Boosted by quiet backing from the U.S., Haq had been working with local tribes on behalf of the forme...

    by Camelia E. Fard on October 30, 2001
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    NY Mirror

    The mother of us all, Joan Rivers, has been in the columns even more than Bin Laden lately, so I wasn't surprised that the kvetch extraordinaire was busy when I called. "I just made a Cipro omelette," she cracked. "I've got Eau de Cipro behind my ...

    by Michael Musto on October 30, 2001
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    The Age of 'Reason'

    Wired founder Louis Rossetto has been fascinated with Reason for over 30 years. Recently, he played a role in the magazine's redesign. The following interview was conducted via e-mail, with Rossetto responding from his home in Amsterdam. Voice: Wh...

    by Cynthia Cotts on October 30, 2001
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    Take It or Leave It, Mark Green - Brooklyn Assemblyman Roger Greens Challenge to a Turncoat Liberal

    Can Mark Green win back the hearts and minds of black and Latino voters? If the shunned Democratic mayoral nominee wants to atone for participating in the most divisive political campaign since Ed Koch's 1988 assertion that Jews would be crazy to ...

    by Peter Noel on October 30, 2001
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    Remembering the L.A. 8 - The INS and Its Critics Take Lessons From a Relentless Pursuit of Immigrants

    Michel Shehadeh considers it something of a victory that the FBI has not come knocking on his door in the weeks following September 11. "It proves that they know we are not dangerous in the least," says Shehadeh, one of the eight defendants in a noto...

    by Alisa Solomon on October 30, 2001
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    Letters

    HUMAN WRONGS Peter Noel's article on Mark Green and Reverend Al Sharpton ["Mark Green, You Can't Hide," October 23] marks a low point for an otherwise insightful journalist who often brings hard truths to the forefront. By writing that "Green was ...

    on October 30, 2001
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    Thanks, But No Thanks - How the U.S. Missed a Chance to Get Bin Laden

    From his offices at the Sudan Mission, the turbaned, white-robed United Nations ambassador sips strong cinnamon coffee and tells a tale of intrigue that might have prevented the worst mass murder in American history. Osama bin Laden could have bee...

    by Jennifer Gould on October 30, 2001
  • Pitching Machines - The Hamstring’s Connected to the . . . Fastball

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    Pitching Machines - The Hamstrings Connected to the . . . Fastball

    In a warehouse in Seattle stands Abner, a box of gears and wires taller than a man. Sold by a company called Fastball Development Corp., Abner is designed to deliver pitches that mimic anything a big leaguer can throw. A batter scared to face Mariano...

    by Joe Pappalardo on October 30, 2001
  • Girl Trouble - ‘Mademoiselle’ Buried; ‘Bazaar’ Resurrected

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    Girl Trouble - Mademoiselle Buried; Bazaar Resurrected

    Will anyone mourn the late Mademoiselle? Folded after 66 years, the last issue had the bad luck to hit newsstands almost immediately after the worst attack in American history, though that can hardly be the whole reason for its demise. The turquoise ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on October 30, 2001
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    Horoscope

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Whatever your relationship with nature has been, I suggest you make it more intimate and lyrical. Cruise out into the wildernessor at least to a parkand let your imagination dream up giddy, uproarious, uninhibited forms ...

    by Rob Brezsny on October 30, 2001
  • What Women Want - Feminists Agonize Over War in Afghanistan

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    What Women Want - Feminists Agonize Over War in Afghanistan

    A year ago, when women's rights and peace advocate Hibaaq Osman was giving a speech at the United Nations, she cited only one cause for which the use of military force might be justified: to oust the oppressive Taliban regime from Afghanistan. Now t...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 30, 2001
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    The Best Campaign Money Can Buy - Team Bloomberg in the Chips

    Whatever happens in next week's mayoral election, those who joined the Mike Bloomberg campaign are already big winnersmoneywise. The multibillionaire is funding his mayoral race out of his personal fortune, and his campaign has been a major score fo...

    by Tom Robbins on October 30, 2001
  • The Forgotten Refugees - Stranded for Decades, 2 Million Afghans Struggle to Survive in Pakistan

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    The Forgotten Refugees - Stranded for Decades, 2 Million Afghans Struggle to Survive in Pakistan

    It is nearly midnight in Peshawar, a small city in northwest Pakistan, and Adrogal Gul is laying out his blanket, preparing for bed. His mattress is a slab of concrete tucked in the lee of a dumpster in a filthy parking lot near the city's White Mosq...

    by Michael Kamber on October 30, 2001
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    Listings

    I was gonna dress up like a candy raver and go to Supa' Monsta' Mash Up, but then I figured nobody'd get that the phat pants, glow sticks, and chewable necklaces were all just a hokey act. Instead, I'll don camouflage attire (with a gas mask accessor...

    by Tricia Romano on October 30, 2001
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    Listings

    "I'm a footnote because I'm not a genre act," opines old-comer Reid Paley. Even with boosters like Frank Black and PJ Harvey, Paley has successfully avoided success for over a decade. Long conversations with bourbon were luckily countered by a little...

    by Jason Gross on October 30, 2001
  • Terrors of a Subway Rider - Notes From the Underground

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    Terrors of a Subway Rider - Notes From the Underground

    I'm on the uptown 6 train reading a love letter from a person who writes that he's decided to spend the rest of his life with me, and maybe I'm also holding a balloon and some daisies. Why not? Life is going so well! The train stops at Astor Place, w...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 30, 2001
  • Bloomberg’s Sexual Blind Spot - Testimony of Would-Be Mayor Bares Indifference to Harassment, Misinformation on Rape

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    Bloombergs Sexual Blind Spot - Testimony of Would-Be Mayor Bares Indifference to Harassment, Misinformation on Rape

    In a 1998, 272-page deposition never before made public, Michael Bloomberg said he would believe a rape charge only if it was supported by "an unimpeachable third-party" witness, and accused an ex-employee who said she'd been raped by a Bloomberg exe...

    by Wayne Barrett on October 30, 2001
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    Bloomberg by Bloomberg

    These excerpts are taken from a June 25, 1998, deposition of Michael Bloomberg in the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Mary Ann Olszewski, a former sales representative who claimed she was raped by Bloomberg executive Bryan Lewis in his Chicago hot...

    by Wayne Barrett on October 30, 2001
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    Osamas New Recruits - White Power and Al Qaeda Unite Against America

    WASHINGTON, D.C.As U.S. intelligence agents strained to pick up conversations among Al Qaeda members gloating over their September 11 success, soldiers in America's racist underground gnashed their teeth over not having carried out the attack on "J...

    by James Ridgeway on October 30, 2001
  • Firefighter Chic - Blue-Collar Reality and the Folk Hero Archetype

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    Firefighter Chic - Blue-Collar Reality and the Folk Hero Archetype

    The irony of their new hero status is not lost on firefighters. "I brought you a creamer," rock singer Patty Smyth announces to the men of Engine Company 74, walking into the kitchen of their West 83rd Street firehouse on Monday, October 15. "It's a...

    by Jessica Seigel on October 30, 2001
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