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The nine Democrats vying for the White House squared off in Columbia, South Carolina Saturday to discuss the war in Iraq, President Bush's tax cut and other issues expected to shape the 2004 election season.

Colin Powell arrived in Syria Friday for talks with President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa. Simon Marks reports on what may lie ahead for Iraq's western neighbor now that Saddam Hussein's regime has been ousted.

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