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President Bush "remains committed to fostering interfaith harmony among all religions," the White House said in announcing his plans to attend an interfaith conference at the UN in New York Nov. 13. The meeting is a follow-up to one held in July called by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Amtrak, the government-owned passenger train service, drew a record 28.7 million customers in the year ending Sept. 30, an 11 percent increase over the previous year and the sixth straight year ridership has increased.

Drug treatment is on the rise among children diagnosed with chronic conditions, according to a study published Monday by Express Scripts Inc., a manager of health insurance benefits. Medical prescriptions for certain conditions increased nearly 50 percent between 2002 and 2005.

The Justice Department will not charge first-term Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) with corruption, his attorney learned Sunday. An FBI investigation failed to link Gibbons with accepting gifts from a software company that received military contracts.


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