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First Lady’s Plane Departs - Again

The four presidents who considered the Boeing 707 their flying White House probably never thought anyone would cross the former Soviet border in it to share American secrets for success.

But six years after the Cold War thawed, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton left Monday to do just.

She had left once already - on Sunday night - only to return quickly after a sensor light indicated a fire in an engine on the left side.

On Monday, the 25-year-old plane took off again with Clinton and about 40 advisers, Secret Service agents and journalists on an eight-day tour of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Russia.

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