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THE WEEK

COVER STORIES: A Shocked Nation Wonders What Went Wrong and How to Mend It

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THE OVERVIEW: The Fire This Time

Why race still divides America and its people

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VIOLENCE: Los Angeles in a Fury

Waiting for a match to ignite its frustration

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THE TRIAL: The Tale of the Tape

How the jury managed to acquit the accused officers

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INTERVIEW: New Top Cop Takes Command

Willie Williams hopes to rebuild bridges in Los Angeles

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RACE: The Limits of Black Power

Why electing African Americans has not calmed ghetto rage

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THE POLITICAL INTEREST: What Bush Can Do

A chance to make up for Willie Horton

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MEMOIRS: Mikhail Gorbachev’s Story

The fallen leader reflects on how he lost his job

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THE BALKANS: Beyond Comprehension

Why Yugoslavia’s ethnic bloodletting has no quick fix

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ECONOMY: GATT Matters (Really)

If trade talks fail, Americans will notice

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ENVIRONMENT: Odd Serenity in a Nuclear Town

Don’t tell the people of Oak Ridge they might get cancer

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LIVING: A Good $5 Cigar

Smoking may be out, but premium stogies are in style

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THEATER: The Quirky Voice of Falsettos

Composer William Finn brings rich emotions to Broadway

REVIEWS

TELEVISION Why all the fuss over Murphy Brown? 59

THEATER A British satire loses its zip on Broadway 60

CINEMA A Midnight Clear is a compelling wartime anecdote 60

ART An overblown show of a popular American eye fooler 61

BOOKS William Greider on the ailing political system 63

DEPARTMENTS

MANAGING EDITOR’S LETTER 4

LETTERS 6

GRAPEVINE 9

MILESTONES 17

SHORT TAKES 65

PEOPLE 67

ESSAY 68

Cover: Photograph for TIME by John T. Barr — Gamma Liaison

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