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MARCHERS: Nationalist slogans and thousands of marching men in Port-au-Prince brought a twinge of nostalgia Friday to supporters of former Haitian dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier. At least 2,000 unarmed soldiers and newly recruited militiamen grunted through the open gates of the Presidential Palace and double-timed through capital streets, some in white martial arts outfits. The training exercises were held to demonstrate the military government's determination to resist any U.S. invasion to restore the elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.NEW THREATS: Author Taslima Nasrin faced new threats from Muslim extremists in Bangladesh Friday, but she said she feels safe in Sweden and has resumed writing in Stockholm. Nasrin "is safe nowhere in the world," declared Zahirul Islam, a leader of Bangladesh's Committee to Resist Anti-Islamic Activity, at a small rally in Dhaka. "We want the infidel back to our country. Our Muslim brothers in Sweden must help us," Islam told the crowd.

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INDICTED: A federal grand jury in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday indicted an anti-abortion extremist on charges of violating the new federal clinic-protection law by fatally shooting an abortion doctor and his escort. Paul Hill, a former Presbyterian minister who advocated killing abortion providers as justifiable homicide, already is charged with two state counts of premeditated, first-degree murder. The slayings took place outside a Pensacola abortion clinic July 29.

FINGERED: Two men persuaded a Jacksonville, Fla., dentist to let them chop off one of his fingers with an ax in a scheme to collect $1.3 million in insurance money, the FBI said Friday. Robert Alberton, 54, and brother Kenneth Alberton, 49, were arrested Wednesday on charges of aiding and abetting fraud and were jailed without bail. Dr. John Rende, who investigators said went to the FBI after the Alberton brothers tried to extort a larger share of the money he got for the loss of part of his right index finger, wasn't arrested. Rende has been unable to practice dentistry since he lost the finger.