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THOUSANDS of workers in Peoria, Ill., prepared to strike Caterpillar Inc. Tuesday night after the first face-to-face negotiating session in two years broke down . . . ISRAELI GUNNERS struck at south Lebanon's market town of Nabatiyeh Tuesday, wounding a teenage girl a day after guerrillas ambushed and killed an Israeli soldier . . . DEMOLITION experts used explosives to bring down the remains of a building in southern China that collapsed last week, despite fears that 20 people were still inside, officials said Tuesday. A government spokesman said the final death toll in the disaster was 52.