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    A videotape released last week showed police attacking environmentalists in California. The video shows the protestors screaming as deputies pulled back their heads, opened their eyes, and applied burning chemical to their eyeballs. The video, made by the sheriff’s office during the October 16 confrontation, was played for reporters last week as lawyers announced a federal lawsuit.

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    Affirmative-action proponents appear to be gaining momentum in their bid to defeat a California-style ban on policies that mandate racial and gender opportunities in the nation’s fourth largest city. On Tuesday, voters in Houston will consider an affirmative action ban.

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    Among the races closely watched are two governor’s battles. In New Jersey, incumbent Republican Governor Christine Todd Whitman is facing a surprisingly strong challenge from her Democratic opponent. State Senator James E. McGreevey and in Virginia Republican Attorney General James Gilmore is taking over Democrat Lt. Governor Donald Beyer.

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