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Despite six days of diplomacy, Secretary of State Colin Powell left the Middle East Wednesday without an agreement on how to end 18 months of bloodshed, however the Bush administration did commit to continue working towards peace in the region.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Vanessa Leggett, the Houston-based writer who spent 168 days in prison for refusing to turn over her interviews about a Texas murder case to a federal grand jury.

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