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Police raid Muslim shrine

Israeli police raided the grounds of Islam's third-holiest shrine yesterday, chained the compound's gates behind them, and fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of thousands of Muslim worshipers to quell a protest over Israeli excavation work nearby. pg 9A

Airstrike kills Kurdish officers

A U.S. airstrike accidentally killed eight members of a Kurdish security force and injured six otherswho were manning an observation point near a political office in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said yesterday. The U.S. military said that five officers died in the attack. pg 11A


Report disturbed analysts

Analysts from the CIA and other agencies disagreed with more than 50 percent of 26 findings that the Pentagon team laid out in a paper that concluded Iraq had significant ties to al-Qaida, according to testimony yesterday from Thomas F. Gimble, the acting inspector general of the Pentagon. pg 1A

Harvard pick set to be a first

Harvard University is set to name the first female president in its 381-year history to succeed Lawrence Summers, who left his post after questioning the ability of women to master science, the campus newspaper reported yesterday. pg 3A


In search of a Valentine's gift

A Glen Burnie couple married for 48 years goes in search of Valentine's Day lingerie. pg 1D

Downtown hotel considered

Developers looking to build at the corner of South Charles and Redwood streets are now looking at a $25 million hotel, after previously considering apartments or condominiums. pg 8C


Convention business declining

Despite a publicly financed Hilton convention hotel set to open next year, Baltimore's major convention business appears to be declining, prompting concern among officials for the city's investment. pg 1A

Recuit killed during training

A 29-year-old recruit with the city Fire Department died during a training exercise yesterday as she tried to extinguish a blaze set by instructors in a vacant rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore, according to fire officials. pg 1B


Ex-O's manager Bauer dies

Hank Bauer, the former Marine who as manager led the 1966 Orioles to their first World Series championship, died at 84. Bauer managed the Orioles for four seasons, compiling a 407-318 record. pg 1C

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