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Bush files brief in Supreme Court   High Court Ruling helps Bush  Supreme Court set aside a ruling on hand-counted votes in Florida's presidential election Greenspan could cut rate Anti-terrorist accord Court ends hearing on Gore appeal  The Florida high Court concluded a hearing on appeal to force a recount of some 14,000 ballots in 2 counties   High Court Stops Recounts  Divided U.S. Supreme Court granted Bush's plea to halt hand recounts of ballots in Florida Sup. Court sends case to Florida  Supreme Court sends back recount case to state's Supreme Court. No recounting can resume any time soon   Gore conceded race
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Insufficient evidence to prosecute Clinton  Whitewater investigation of the Clintons ends without indictments. Counsel Ray said that there was insufficient evidence Hillary Clinton Wins Senate Race  First Lady captured New York's hotly contested Senate seat over Republican Rep. Rick Lazio   Closest Presidential election
  Hillary Clinton enters Senate race  Accompanied by husband Bill and daughter Chelsea, First Lady has formally declared that she is running for the Senate Microsoft loses antitrust suit

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  Microsoft is confident that it will eventually overturn the decision by a judge that it violated anti-monopoly laws

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  Bush's slim lead in Florida leads to automatic recount in that state
 Democratic candidate Al Gore received more popular votes but fewer electoral votes than Republican candidate George W. Bush. Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore voted 7-2 to declare the ongoing recount procedure unconstitutional. Bush was certified as the winner in Florida by a margin of 537 votes

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  Republican Bush addressed the nation as the president-elect from the House chamber of the Texas
Dec.14   AOL, Time Warner merger approved  Companies agree to safeguard competition in high-speed Internet access Dec.16     Powell named as secretary of state  Bush named former U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman as first African-American secretary of state Dec.17     C. Rice to be national security adviser Map of White House USA
  Bush is expected to name Condoleezza Rice as his national security adviser and A. Gonzales as White House counsel.
Dec.18   Bush receives enough electoral votes  271 of the nation's 538 electors cast votes for Bush. Gore received 267 Dec.19   Mideast Peace Talks Start  Israelis and Palestinians began talks aimed at securing a peace agreement and bringing an end to a violence Dec.20   Bush announces 3 Cabinet picks  D. Evans as commerce secretary, M. Martinez as housing secretary, and A. Veneman as head of the Agriculture   Clinton meet Mideast negotiators  Clinton met with Israeli Foreign Minister S. Ben-Ami and chief Palestinian negotiator S. Erakat Dec.21   Progress at Mideast talks  Clinton likely to step in after differences over Jerusalem's future may be diminishing Dec.22   Bush Names Attorney General  John Ashcroft, a senator from Missouri who lost his seat in the election named as Attorney General Dec.23   Mideast Talks End Inconclusively  Iisraeli and Palestinian negotiators meet with Clinton. Decision on summit hangs Dec.28     Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon
  Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief
Dec.29   Bush names 4 Cabinet members  Thompson as health and human services secretary, Norton as interior, Paige as education and Principi as veterans affairs Dec.31   Criminal Court Treaty Signed  Treaty creates the first permanent criminal court for accused of the world's worst atrocities

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