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Friday, February 27, 2004

Same-sex marriage in the United States: The California Supreme Court refuses a petition by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer asking for an immediate ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage laws and a cease and desist order against San Francisco's granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. //www.365gay.com/newscon04/02/022704calCourt.htm (365Gay)
The U.S. Justice Department says it will move to block Oracle Corporation's hostile takeover bid for larger rival PeopleSoft, saying a merger of the two largest accounting and human resources software companies in the U.S. would hurt competition. //www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/27/ORACLE.TMPtype=tech (SF Chronicle) //www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1c=Articlecid=1077837010994call_pageid=968350072197col=969048863851 ("Toronto Star")
Shoko Asahara, the leader of a Japanese cult that gassed the Tokyo subway in 1995, is sentenced to death by hanging. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3491488.stm (BBC)
2004 SuperFerry 14 bombing: The Abu Sayyaf guerrilla group is blamed for the deadliest terrorist attack at sea in world history, which kills 116 in the Philippines.
A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14395-2004Feb28.html ("Washington Post")
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