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Iran moderate resigns post

In a major setback to Iranian moderates, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, who struggled fiercely against the uncompromising agenda of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has resigned from his high-profile post. pg 19a

Gaza smokers do without

Skyrocketing prices - a result of Israel's economic sanctions against Gaza after the Hamas takeover - have pushed cigarettes out of the reach of many smokers. They've quit or cut back, cursing Israel for keeping most cigarettes out and Hamas for taxing whatever gets through. pg 26a


FBI revising terror cases

The FBI is quietly reconstructing the cases against 15 accused al-Qaida leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay, spurred in part by concerns that years of interrogation have yielded evidence that is inadmissible or too controversial to present at their war crimes tribunals. pg 3a

Ga. declares emergency

With water supplies rapidly shrinking during a drought of historic proportions, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency yesterday in the northern third of Georgia and asked President Bush to declare it a major disaster area. pg 8a


Bush signs conservation orders

On a day trip along the Chesapeake Bay, President Bush announces conservation measures for migrating birds and striped bass before getting in some fishing off Tilghman Island. pg 1b

Center's programs put on hold

Water damage from a burst pipe threatens operations at Echo House, a food pantry and after-school center in West Baltimore. pg 1b


Tracking Internet piracy

SafeNet Inc., a small Baltimore-area company, has built itself into the digital sleuth of the entertainment world, able to track down every computer that illegally downloads the latest George Clooney movie or Britney Spears song. pg 1c


Navy loses to Wake Forest

The Mids struggled with turnovers and, after losing quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada to an injury, couldn't keep up with the Demon Deacons, who won 44-24. pg 14d


Following the Dead

Ed Branthaver, a 69-year-old retired social worker, puts on tie-dyed T-shirts and sandals and goes to as many Grateful Dead shows as possible - trying to get to know the values his son lived and felt. pg 1e


Homes staged for a sale

In a tight market, Realtors have to use a few tricks from the theater to help get homes ready for their market debut. Staging, or readying a home to appeal to potential buyers, can provide a competitive edge. pg 1L

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