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April 10 , 2008

Tales from the torch relay are full of passion  10/04-2008 10:08  (
I arrived in the Bay Area on Tuesday to follow the Beijing Olympic torch on its trip through The City for its only stop in the United States on a 21-country journey from Greece to China leading up to its arrival at the '08 Summer Games.

Gunmen attack Darfur peacekeepers  10/04-2008 09:51  (Yahoo News USA)
KHARTOUM (AFP) - Gunmen have attacked police from the African Union and UN peacekeeping force in Darfur for the first time, pistol whipping one officer in the back of the neck, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.

British Leader Skipping Opening Ceremony  10/04-2008 08:55  (Los Angeles Times)
LONDON British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will skip the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. He became the second major world leader after German Chancellor Angela Merkel to decide to stay away from the opening ceremonies, although Brown's office insisted Wednesday that he was not boycotting the...

Olympic torch does vanishing act in Calif.  10/04-2008 08:06  (Baltimore Sun)
What was planned as a celebration of international harmony turned into an exercise in subterfuge and frustration yesterday, as officials staged a cat-and-mouse game to keep the Olympic torch away from potentially violent protests.

Torch concludes bumpy tour of Bay Area  10/04-2008 07:55  (AP via Yahoo!)
SAN FRANCISCO - Last-minute changes to the Olympic torch's route through the only North American city on its world tour helped it evade not only protesters, but also fans who lined up for hours waiting for a historic sight that never arrived.

Memo to Bush on Darfur  10/04-2008 00:12  (The New York Times)
President Bush seems genuinely troubled by the slaughter in Darfur and has periodically suggested to Condoleezza Rice: Why can’t we just send troops in and take care of it? Each time, Ms.

Obama Urges Bush to Boycott Beijing  09/04-2008 23:35  (Los Angeles Times)
LEVITTOWN, Pa. Barack Obama joined Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday in calling for President Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Olympic torch run turns into game of hide-and-seek  09/04-2008 23:10  (Los Angeles Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- What was planned as a celebration of international harmony turned into an exercise in subterfuge and frustration this afternoon, as officials staged a cat-and-mouse game to keep the Olympic torch away from potentially violent protests.

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