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May 16, 1996 -- Updated 5:06 p.m. EDT (2106 GMT) Text-only version

Navy's top officer dies of apparent suicide

The Navy's highest ranking admiral and chief of naval operations, Adm. Mike Boorda, died Thursday afternoon, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Pentagon sources said.
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AllPolitics: Race for Dole's job already underway
World: Center-left leader to be Italy's prime minister
World: New Indian prime minister takes office
World: Rebels kill two hostages in Indonesia
World: Western-style ad blitz kicks off Russian campaign season
World: Violence simmers anew in Burundi
U.S.: Lawmaker hopes meeting ends Freemen standoff
U.S.: Bishop orders excommunication for hundreds
U.S.: Priest won't face heresy charges
CNNfn: Clinton to CEOs: Act responsibly
Technology: AOL in deals to improve Internet commerce
Music: Pete Townshend as busy as ever
Style: Molinari's message for spring: understated, intellectual
Sports: Up next: Orlando vs Chicago
Sports: Baseball '96

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