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Conferees Resume Talks on Sept. 11 Measures

House and Senate negotiators renewed talks on Tuesday on a long-stalled bill to enact the major recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission and create a cabinet-level job of national intelligence director. Congressional aides said a fresh White House lobbying effort had created some optimism that a bill could be worked out before Congress adjourned for the year.The aides said the efforts, which included a telephone call last weekend by President Bush to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, had put pressure on lawmakers to agree on measures that could be sent to Mr. Bush for his signature before Congress ends its lame-duck session, probably next week.Full Story

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