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San Francisco braces for wild Olympic torch run  09/04-2008 10:09  (Washington Post)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Olympic torch embarks on its only U.S. relay in San Francisco on Wednesday, where large protests against Chinese policies are expected in a city famous for its tradition of demonstrations.

Thousands expected at torch protest  09/04-2008 07:22  (Los Angeles Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- It was supposed to be on a 'Journey of Harmony,' but the Olympic torch celebrating the Beijing Summer Games slinked into the city before dawn Tuesday, dogged by controversy both here and abroad.

Security High for Torch's S.F. Stop  09/04-2008 04:16  (Washington Post)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Olympic Torch's round-the-world trip is the longest in Olympic history, and is meant to highlight China's rising economic and political power.

The Torch and Freedom  09/04-2008 01:09  (The New York Times)
After facing major protests in London and Paris as the Olympic torch made stops on its journey to Beijing, the Chinese government is said to be looking for a public relations firm to patch up China’s image before the 2008 Games in August.

Torch Grows as Flashpoint  08/04-2008 17:12  (Wall Street Journal Template)
IOC President Rogge Defends Neutrality As Tensions Mount...

Clooney Talks With Brown About Darfur  08/04-2008 17:06  (Washington Post)
LONDON -- George Clooney took a break from promoting his latest film Tuesday to meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as he continued pressing governments to speak out about China's foreign policy in Sudan.

Sudan-Chad relations crucial for Darfur talks: envoys  08/04-2008 12:32  (Washington Post)
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