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2006-03-27 19:59:34

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday withdrew the nomination of a former Dubai Ports World executive to direct U.S. maritime affairs after his appointment was blocked in the Senate during a political storm over port security. David Sanborn requested the Bush administration withdraw his name from consideration, according to a copy of a letter he sent to U.S. President George W. Bush. "While I believe my background makes me one of the most qualified people...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin