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LA COURNEUVE, France--Joy turned to despair Sunday as France lost to Italy in the World Cup final in a match marred by the ejection of storied French midfielder Zinedine Zidane, hailed by many as the symbol of France's emerging multicultural character.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The Space Shuttle Discovery completed a successful launch July 4, carrying with it the hopes of the U.S. space program — and Stephanie Wilson, history's second African American woman astronaut.
The launch began the first shuttle mission since the tragic loss of the Shuttle Columbia in 2003. Columbia disintegrated during its atmospheric re-entry, killing its entire crew.
Discovery's crew started its first full day in space Wednesday using highly sensitive cameras attached to a 50-foot boom to carefully examine the shuttle for any signs of damage.

Crowd of racist protesters outnumbered by its joyous counterparts

OLYMPIA—Hundreds of demonstrators sang, danced and traded insults with a small group of neo-Nazis that gathered on the Capitol steps in the third such rally this year in this liberal college town.
About 12 members of the National Socialist Movement stood in a row Monday outside the Capitol, wearing their signature brown shirts, red swastika armbands and black boots. They held aloft two swastika flags and railed against gays, Jews, non-Whites and communists over a public address system.

Online data base provides vital statistics on offenders' residences

The Oregon State Police last week went online with a new Web site which publishes information regarding dangerous sex offenders residing in Oregon. The site was established in accordance with HR 3486 in order to provide information such as names, addressed, physical descriptions, pictures and conditions of release regarding high-risk offenders.
"This new Web site will give Oregonians information about the most predatory sex offenders in their communities," said Gov. Ted Kulongoski. "This is one of many tools we need to keep our communities safe. It is important to remember that most sexual offenders have ever been convicted and are therefore not in this database. This is why it is imperative for parents to be ever vigilant of our children and with whom they associate."

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