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Curious about President Bush's knowledge of a likely terrorist attack using airplanes, Democrats have called for an investigation of possible intelligence failings prior to September 11. Vice President Cheney has called the criticism "irresponsible," warning that an inquiry could hamper efforts to prevent the next attack. Brian Jenkins is senior advisor to the president of Rand, the policy research institute.
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The symbol of Beijing's Tiananman Square massacre of 1989 is a young man standing in front of a tank sent by Chinese leaders to break up a student demonstration. Who was he and what happened to him afterward? Taiwan-born Terrence Cheng, who learned to write fiction as a Michener Fellow at the University of Miami, went to China to research that confrontation. The result is his first novel, Sons of Heaven.
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