Kucinich drops White House bid

CLEVELAND — Surrounded by dozens of friends, family members, public officials and labor leaders, Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced Jan. 25 he was withdrawing from the race for president to focus on his re-election to Congress and to be able to continue the fight for social and economic justice in Washington.

World notes: Feb. 2, 2008

South Africa: Energy crisis looms Australia: PM hears about Cuban medical program Belgium: Rethinking biofuels Vietnam: Workers strike Iraq: Heroin production rises Rwanda: Military aid continues Canada: Puts U.S. on torture list

Voters choose unity

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The race is now at full throttle going into the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in 24 states.

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