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26 January 2003

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft comes to Philadelphia on Thursday to promote a city program that has netted hundreds of defendants targeted by federal prosecutors as gun criminals. Ashcroft speaks at the first national convention of Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a program under which ex-cons are given long federal prison terms if caught carrying a firearm. Last year, Ashcroft ordered all federal prosecutors to copy the Philadelphia program and... (

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