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Here's a review of what was on the rundown for Wednesday, July 17:

Not one single person or one specific event could have stopped the Sept. 11 attacks. That's what the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security says. So who's to blame?
• Rep. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
• Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.

The Washington Times reports that Britain and the United States have started sending spies into Iraq ahead of a possible U.S. invasion.
Gregory Copley of the International Strategic Studies Association

A new poll by The Washington Post says President Bush seems to be holding his own, with a strong approval rating at 72 percent, but just under half — 49 percent — are on board with his performance on financial fraud.
Earl Black, Rice University professor

Spanish police are hot on the trial of Al Qaeda's terror network. New evidence has led investigators to believe that a local cell may have played a key role in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Evan Kohlmann, senior researcher/analyst at the Investigative Project

A federal judge, citing national security, puts a temporary hold on all lawsuits filed by the families of Sept. 11 victims.
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC Senior Judicial Analyst

San Francisco's elections supervisor was reportedly fired because elections weren't running smoothly. She charges she was fired because of sex — or rather, a sex change.
Phil Matier, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle

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