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^^ CLINTON GETS CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT President-elect Clinton emerged from his first post-election meeting with Democratic leaders of Congress with what his spokesman called a "general strong commitment" to move quickly on his domestic agenda. The House and Senate leaders spent more than three hours at the Arkansas governor's mansion Sunday night. Meanwhile, President Bush is back at the White House after a Florida vacation, rested and ready to hand over the reins of power. Gays in military debated

Congressional leaders of both parties urged President-elect Clinton Sunday to go slow on overturning the military's ban on homosexuals, arguing that sudden action would create a furor in Congress and could endanger lives in the armed forces. Somali refugees arrive

A ship carrying about 3,000 starving Somalis entered the Yemeni port of Mukalla yesterday after a harrowing journey across the Gulf of Aden to escape the famine-ravaged country. But it was not immediately clear how soon the refugees would be able to get food and water. Panama rejects reforms

Panamanians on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to reject constitutional reforms backed by President Guillermo Endara, including one that would have banned the creation of an army. Barely 40 percent of the 1.4 million registered voters showed up at the polls for a vote widely viewed as a referendum on Mr. Endara's administration. Woman loses in Brazil

Early election results show Benedita Souza da Silva has failed in her come-from-behind campaign to become the first black mayor of Rio de Janeiro. In Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, a conservative candidate with a reputation for fiscal know-how appeared headed for a decisive victory. Sri Lankan assassinated

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden motorcycle beside a car carrying Sri Lanka's naval commander yesterday, killing the admiral and three aides, military officials said. The officials blamed the Tamil Tiger guerrillas for the assassination of Vice Adm. Clancy Fernando near the Taj Samudara hotel. Tokyo stocks fall

Tokyo share prices sank yesterday in some of the slowest trading in a decade as Japan's week-long political stalemate left investors with little hope of imminent gains, traders said. The dollar climbed against the yen.

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