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December 3, 2004

Daybreak Quick Trip Around The News Circuit

Topics: News Summary

Some Late Night/Early Morning New Headlines:
Kerik Named to Lead Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has chosen former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who helped direct the emergency response to the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes against the Twin Towers, to lead the Homeland Security Department, charged with safeguarding Americans from future attack, administration officials said Thursday.

200 pledge willingness to carry out suicide attacks against Americans, Israelis
TEHRAN, Iran, (AP) - Some 200 masked young men and women gathered at a Tehran cemetery Thursday to pledge their willingness to carry out suicide bomb attacks against Americans in Iraq and Israelis.

Hamas leader says ceasefire likely
The militant Palestinian group Hamas could soon suspend attacks against Israel, a senior member of the group said.

Cannabis linked to later psychosis
Regularly using cannabis once or twice a week almost doubles the risk of suffering psychotic symptoms in later life, researchers say.

BBC poll: Nearly half of Britons never heard of Auschwitz
Nearly half of Britons in a poll said they had never heard of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in southern Poland that became a symbol of the Holocaust and the attempted genocide of the Jews.

Ukraine rivals shake hands on deal
A HANDSHAKE deal between the rivals seeking to become Ukraine's president has set the former Soviet state on course for a new election that should bring a peaceful end to the nation's "orange revolution".

Ten vie for Palestinian presidency
TEN candidates, including seven independents, have been nominated to run for the post of Palestinian Authority president, the central elections commission said today.

UN Rejects Senator's Call for Annan to Step Down
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations on Wednesday rejected a U.S. senator's call for Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resign, saying no country has asked him to step down and 2,700 UN staff members have signed a letter of support.

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