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After 35 years of deadly brutality, the Irish Republican Army has pledged to renounce violence and pursue independence from Britain by peaceful means -- and this time Britain is taking it seriously. Gerry Adams made the announcement today in Dublin. Over the years, the IRA has received financial support from Irish Americans, although that has dwindled since September 11. How do they feel about today's IRA renunciation of violence? We hear from Dan Keenan of Irish Times, who reports on why Tony Blair calls this "a step of unparalleled magnitude," and talk to Los Angeles reporter Kelly Candaele, who writes for an Irish American audience.
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President Bush nominates Cox to head SEC

Congressman Christopher Cox

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Bunis- article on Cox-s disclosure of financial records

Irish Republican Army (IRA) on end to armed campaign

Prime Minister Blair on IRA statement

Keenan-s article on expectation of IRA statement on arms

NASA-s Discovery mission

NASA statement on foam shedding from Discovery-s external fuel tank

Cabbage-s article on grounding of shuttles

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Frances Anderton

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