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KOSOVO - While NATO expands its force Russians still occupy the Pristina airport in an embarrassing impasse for NATO's peacekeeping effort. Two Serbs in a small yellow car opened fire on a group of just-arrived German peacekeepers. The peacekeepers fired back, killing both men in a tense and unsettled second day of NATO's arrival in Kosovo. The paper also reports that an enormous column of Serbian civilians followed their army and police out of western Kosovo on Sunday past a column of Italian troops and armor moving the other way.

CONGRESS - Congress has gone on an all-out fund-raising binge driven by the battle for control of the House, competition for money with the Presidential campaigns and an early push by incumbents to scare off challengers.

VIRUSES -Computer researchers are detecting a toward programs that mimic viruses and pestilence in the physical world. The latest concern is a program known as a worm that was apparently conceived in Israel last week and spread to Europe and the United States.

ISRAEL - Israeli analysts have been surprised that residents of the Golan Heights voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak, even though he had stated his to make peace with Syria. Most analysts say at least partial withdrawal from the Golan Heights is a precondition for peace with Syria.

DRUG TESTING - Six private New Orleans area schools are testing hair to detect illicit drug use.

MISC - NBA Finals, the popularity of male au pairs and phone company takeover maneuverings complete the front page.

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