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The US government has agreed to pay $300,000 to an Egyptian man who was detained for nearly a year after the 9/11 attacks but was never linked to terrorism, his lawyer says.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that Bush administration overstepped its authority when it barred doctors from helping terminally ill patients die in the only state that allows physician-assisted suicide.

US President George Bush has chosen White House counsel Alberto Gonzales to succeed Attorney-General John Ashcroft, officials said.

US Attorney-General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans have submitted their resignations to

A Hamas spokesman says the Palestinian resistance movement has no members or ongoing activities in the US and any such claim by the White House is an election ploy.

Sceptics have rounded on the Bush administration after the US attorney general warned of a new al-Qaida terror threat.

Washington has sought the public's help in nabbing the seven 'terror-suspects,' thought to be plotting attack against the United States.
US Attorney General John Ashcroft has pinned the blame for the September 11 attacks on the previous Clinton administration, accusing it of neglecting nation's defences.
The commission on the September 11 attacks has broadly criticised the Justice Department and the FBI for failing to meet terrorism threats and said Attorney General John Ashcroft did not see counter-terrorism as a top priority before it was too late.

A Syrian-born Canadian is suing US Attorney General John Ashcroft for deporting him to Syria, saying that government officials knew he would be tortured in a Damascus jail.

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