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White House sets rules for improving gas mileage

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has finalized rules forcing automakers to nearly double average gas mileage of cars and trucks. Story on A10.

French prosecutors open inquiry into Arafat’s death

PARIS – French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday amid lingering suspicions he was poisoned. Story on A3.
Coming Thursday
Buckle your chin strap as The News presents its annual high school football preview with capsule looks at divisions and all 81 area teams.