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More than three months after Democrat Al Gore conceded the contested 2000 election, an independent hand recount of Florida's ballots released Tuesday says he would have lost anyway, even if officials would have allowed the hand count he requested.

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve the McCain-Feingold campaign finance package. Jim Lehrer talks with the legislation's chief opponent, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve the McCain-Feingold campaign finance package. An interview with bill sponsor Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) follows.

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