Monday, November 23, 1998

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  • Update From Iraq

    The U.N. special envoy has returned to Iraq after weapons inspectors and government officials argued over access to documents.

  • Life and Accomplishments of Kwame Ture

    Kwame Ture, known to many as Stokely Carmichael, died this November 14 in Guinea, West Africa, of prostate cancer. He was buried yesterday in Conakry, the Guinean capital. In New York City, Kwame Ture’s life was celebrated yesterday afternoon in a tribute held at the City College by the All African People’s Revolutionary Party, which he founded and headed until his death.

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