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Think through bombing on Vieques, Hillary says

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the White House to "think through" plans to resume military exercises next month on Vieques, citing unfinished health studies.

"Those health studies are still not completed, but bombing is going to begin again on Aug. 1," Clinton said Saturday after arriving in Puerto Rico. "I would certainly urge the administration and the Navy to think through that decision."

Clinton, D-N.Y., who supports ending the bombing, spoke after meeting with protesters jailed for trespassing on Navy lands during military exercises, including lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and New York labor leader Dennis Rivera.

A team from the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is assisting local authorities in evaluating any health effects of the bombing on Vieques' 9,100 residents.