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Walesa asks for his old job back

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Minister opens Greek party rift

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Excuse me while I say something rude

I THINK we may have got off to a bad start last week. Caring, marshmallow stuff about little men and their sad lives, you may recall. Or not. Frankly, it isn't my problem. It's 102F in my workroom, so to hell with your memory problems, your newspaper-buying habits, and to hell with the little man.

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Receiver breaks up Swan Hunter

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