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Wednesday, November 22, 2000

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    In a decision that could change the course of the disputed presidential election, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday night that manual recounts in South Florida can continue until Sunday — and new vote totals must be included in state tallies.

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    United Nations negotiations aimed at averting potentially catastrophic climate change swung into high gear yesterday when government ministers began bargaining over ways to cut output of heat-trapping gases warming the planet.

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