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CLINTONS WATCH SECRET SERVICE TRAIN

Rocket-propelled grenades rocked the ground at President Clinton's feet Saturday, but the Secret Service's finest never flinched.

Mutiny? Nah. They were just showing off.

The president and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton lingered at the Secret Service training facility in suburban Maryland for almost four hours, reportedly delighting in demonstrations of how agents are trained to safeguard the first family's lives.

Tightly shielded from news cameras and reporters, agents showed the Clintons how their motorcade would respond to attack by rocket-propelled grenades. During the president's visit, three explosions were felt across the sprawling campus.

"It was a chance for the Clintons to catch up on some of the latest things we're doing out here," said service spokesman Arnette Heintze.

At one point, Clinton couldn't resist opening a door marked Top Secret. Inside, agents had placed a mock-up of the Air Force I escape pod popularized by this summer's fictitious "Air Force One" movie.

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