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Panama City

The Panama Canal

Sandwiched between North and South America as "The Bridge between Two Worlds," Panama appears pushed, squeezed, twisted and stretched by the two continents dangling on either end. Its snakelike "S" shape can be disorienting because north and south become east and west. In Panama City, one imagines the sun rising in the west over the Pacific and setting in the east over the Atlantic. The Panama Canal lets some 40 ships daily sail west and east, but they must first go north and south. South America lies to the east and North America, to the west.


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The Bombings One year Later

Those 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.

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Building Partnerships

With 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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