|The Bombings One year Later
hose who gathered at Main State on the first anniversary of the East African bombings that killed 257 people, including 12 Americans, did so, in the words of Secretary Madeleine Albright, "not in anticipation of any comfort or release from sorrow for us, but rather to recognize and celebrate their lives."
A standing-room-only gathering in the eighth-floor Benjamin Franklin Room celebrated the lives of those killed or injured in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam on Aug. 7, 1998, through music, poetry and words of remembrance.
ith 10 million passports out the door, you'd think the employees of the National Passport Center in Portsmouth, N.H., would be resting on their laurels.
They're not. In fact, the center's 280 federal and contract employees are busier than ever at the first of 15 facilities nationwide to issue photo-digitized passports and retire the venerable old glue stick once used to manually place photos in passport books.
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