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December 31, 2007

Oreo 12 31 07 Morning Edition

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Oreo 12 31 07 Morning Edition

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12 31 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 1]
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1  DISORDER
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** SKorea grants amnesty to ex-Daewoo chief
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_as/skorea_amnesty
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"among those pardoned were...the two former chiefs of the
country's spy agency. The two were convicted last year of
masterminding the illegal tapping of the mobile phones of
about 1,800 of South Korea's leading figures."
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World outsources pregnancies to India
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071230/ap_on_re_as/india_wombs_for_rent
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"pregnant with the children of couples from the United States,
Taiwan, Britain and beyond."
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Former Miss. judges report to prison
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_us/judicial_bribery
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"in a case that also toppled one of the state's most prominent
attorneys."
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Record data breaches in 2007, groups say
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_hi_te/data_breaches
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"Eavesdroppers appear to be learning how to bypass [wireless]
security safeguards faster than ever."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Stranded Palestinians [pilgrims] set fire to camps
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_mi_ea/egypt_gaza_pilgrims
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"protesting Egypt's attempts to have them return to Gaza
through the Israeli-controlled Aouja border crossing."
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Israel: No peace until militants stopped
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians
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"a [puppet] Palestinian delegation would head to Washington
this week for talks to prepare for Bush's visit"
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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2 killed in Iraq roadside bomb
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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2007 deadliest for US troops in Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_casualties
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Suicide bomb kills [4 collaborator] volunteers in Iraq
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071011/2/14nn6.html
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"paid by US forces"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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[25 puppet] Afghan cops, soldiers killed in attacks
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/070423/2/137jy.html
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"Spain's King Juan Carlos...made an unannounced visit Monday
to Spanish troops based in western Afghanistan"
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BHUTAN
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Bhutan steps towards democracy in first real poll
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071231/15/15efz.html
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"after a century of absolute monarchy"
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SRI LANKA
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Sri Lanka vows victory against Tigers in 2008
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071231/wl_asia_afp/srilankaunrest
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"The [Tigers of Tamil Eelam] has been leading a...campaign
for an independent homeland for the island's ethnic Tamil
minority since 1972."
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WE'VE GOT A DUMMY PROBLEM HERE
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SPAIN
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See THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN) above.
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COLONIALISM CREW
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5  LATAM
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COLOMBIA
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Explosions on Colombian army base kill 2
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071229/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/colombia_explosions
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Duh: "A spokesman for Colombia's army ruled out the possibil-
ity of an attack."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Missouri mandates ethanol in gasoline
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_us/ethanol_law
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"Because the corn-based fuel is cheaper than gasoline, most
of Missouri's gas stations quietly made the switch months in
advance."
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Women playing greater role in farming
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071231/ap_on_re_us/farm_scene_female_farmers
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"But somebody has to work elsewhere to get health insurance,
and often it is the man because they usually can find better
paying jobs."
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December 29, 2007

Oreo 12 29 07 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 1:30 pm
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Oreo 12 29 07 Morning Edition

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12 29 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition: 1]
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1  DISORDER
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THE SUPERPOWER'S RAPSHEET
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Malaysia releases 4 Jemaah Islamiyah terror suspects held
without trial, rights group says
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20071229/tap-as-gen-malaysia-militant-suspects-b3c65ae.html
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Held without trial?  FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS
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Ten Saudis come home from Guantanamo Bay
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071229/2/15e3l.html
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"Public anger over the treatment of Saudi detainees in Guan-
tanamo Bay has been high in the kingdom"   "Two Saudis were
among three prisoners who hanged themselves at the naval base
in June."
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Aussie 'Taliban' released from jail
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071228/19/15e10.html
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"I will need time to adjust to society and receive medical
care for the consequences of five-and-a-half years in Gua-
ntanamo Bay."
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$156M Terrorism Damage Award Thrown Out
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20071229/twl-islamic-charities-suit-1be00ca.html
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"failed to require the parents...to properly show a link be-
tween the boy's death and the fundraising activities of the
charities."
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Report: Daughters of jailed Japanese doomsday cult leader sue
over prison care
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20071229/tap-as-gen-japan-doomsday-cult-4cec4ac.html
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"Japanese authorities do not announce death sentence schedules
in advance and until earlier this month wouldn't even announce
the names of the people they had executed."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Shame of Imported Labor in Kurdish North of Iraq 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/29/world/middleeast/29kurds.html
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"one of the fastest-growing Middle Eastern destinations for
the world’s impoverished."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Pakistan's Khan backs call for Musharraf to quit
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071229/21/15e2d.html
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"The judiciary should be reinstated.  That judiciary should
conduct an inquiry into what has happened.  Because no one
has any faith in the current judges."
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Pakistan Rudderless After Bhutto's Death
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/28/world/main3652173.shtml
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"[Geo TV Islamabad bureau chief Absar Alam] added that the
country is 'spinning out of control.'"
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JAPAN
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Japanese mayor resigns in US base row: official
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20071226/tap-japan-us-politics-military-d1078a1.html
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"Iwakuni's budget has fallen short as the central government
scrapped 3.5 billion yen (31 million dollars) in subsidies to
the city because the mayor opposed the plan to host the addi-
tional aircraft."
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KASHMIR
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MH Kashmir police clash with Bhutto supporters
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Rather: Indian police clash with Bhutto supporters
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-12-28-kashmir-bhutto_N.htm?csp=15
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"the region's main separatist alliance called a strike to
protest the killing."
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VIET NAM
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Vietnam sentences 43 heroin traffickers to death in a month:
officials
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20071228/tap-vietnam-drugs-heroin-justice-8569f9c.html
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"traffickers had become more sophisticated and dangerous, with
some ready to attack police with firearms and grenades."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Debate continues on Missouri’s new ‘castle doctrine’ law
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http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/420976.html
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"law...allows lethal force to defend one’s home."
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December 27, 2007

Oreo 12 27 07 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:19 am
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Oreo 12 27 07 Morning Edition

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OREO
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12 27 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important
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MH = Misleading Headline  [in this edition: 2]
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1  DISORDER
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Gun seized after Katrina? NRA wants you
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_us/katrina_confiscated_guns
	
"police...taking people's guns without any legal reason"
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Kelly court photos lands woman in jail
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071225/ap_en_mu/r__kelly_fan_arrested
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Judge "also ordered her cell phone destroyed."
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US police fatalities spike in 2007
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_us/police_deaths
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"186 officers as of Dec. 26, up from 145 last year"
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2  AFRICA
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071226/wl_csm/ocongopush
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"With the help of an 18,000-strong United Nations force,
thousands of government troops and tons of munitions were
bused and airlifted into...North Kivu Province." "only
a few days into the offensive, the rebels last week coun-
terattacked, sending the army into a disorderly retreat"
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BLUE HELMET GANGRENE
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SUDAN
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South Sudanese rejoin national government
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071227/wl_africa_afp/sudanpolitics
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"the two sides announced on December 12 that an agreement
had been reached that would pave the way for the return of
the southerners to the cabinet."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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US troops kill 11 Mahdi breakaways
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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"Both the Iraqi government and the U.S. military each hold
more than 20,000 prisoners detained since the U.S.-led in-
vasion of 2003."
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40,000 PLUS
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iranian Jews say republic safe for them
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_israel_exodus
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"the immigrants were not Iranian"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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MH  Pakistani opponents in gunbattle; 4 dead
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_as/pakistan
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"pro-government party supporters opened fire on people gather-
ing for a[n opposition party] rally"
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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...Putin met with Defence Minister...Serdyukov
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2007/12/155544.shtml
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"construction of the Black Sea Fleet naval base in Novoros-
siisk is progressing on schedule."
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...Putin met with President of the Supreme Court...Lebedev
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2007/12/155533.shtml
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"The courts examined more than 7 million civil cases and
almost 6 million administrative cases in 2007, while the
number of criminal cases was close to 1 million"
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HAITI
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UN envoy to Haiti addresses sex abuse
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/haiti_un_sex_scandal
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"Haiti['s] 8.7 million people already have an uneasy relation-
ship with the U.N. force" "now focusing on securing Haiti's
...border with the Dominican Republic"
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BLUE HELMET GANGRENE
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NICARAGUA
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MH  Nicaragua court probes Volz case
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/nicaragua_us_homicide
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"Supreme Court...investigating two judges who overturned the
30-year sentence and conviction of an American"
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December 25, 2007

Oreo 12 25 07 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:40 am

Oreo 12 25 07 Morning Edition

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12 25 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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** Rendition lawsuit targets aerospace giant Boeing
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/24/aclu_jeppesen_muhamed/
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"the US government is seeking to intervene in a private
lawsuit and invoke the evidentiary privilege [= state
secrets doctrine] before Jeppesen has even answered the
complaint, and before any evidentiary discovery at all
has taken place - essentially strangling a lawsuit in
its infancy on behalf of a favored contractor."
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Japan PM to meet hepatitis patients over scandal
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-25T075227Z_01_T222017_RTRUKOC_0_US-JAPAN-HEPATITIS.xml
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"Health Ministry officials admitted to having data that would
have helped identify or warn hundreds of hepatitis patients
before their illnesses worsened."
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Immigrant Crackdown Falls Short\Despite Tough Rhetoric, Few
Employers of Illegal Workers Face Criminal Charges
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/24/AR2007122402025.html
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"Fewer than 100 owners, supervisors or hiring officials were
arrested"
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Weary of [Naturalization] Delays, New Arrivals Sue for Citi-
zenship
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/24/AR2007122400774.html
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"having waited the better part of 10 years"
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KASHMIR
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Kashmir protest over mosque siege
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071225/wl_sthasia_afp/indiakashmirunrest
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"[Indian] Police fired shots in the air and tear gas at
thousands of protestors in...Kashmir"
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with
President of the United States George W. Bush
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2007/12/155392.shtml
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President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the Government
Cabinet
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2007/12/155390.shtml
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"the number of space craft in orbit will be increased to 18,
making it possible to cover the entire territory of the Rus-
sian Federation by the end of 2007"
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_CONDOR_
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** Italy seeks Condor plot suspects
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7159666.stm
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"Prosecutors in Italy have issued arrest warrants for 140 people"
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See McSherry's *Predatory States: Operation Condor and [The
Superpower's] Covert War in Latin America* (Rowman & Little-
field, 2005)
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Democrats Try to Rein In Fees on Consulting
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/25/us/politics/25consult.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1198576924-%20yOWUPzWf/NdY94sxXfTgQ&pagewanted=all
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Democrats?  Members of WALL STREET'S ONE PARTY
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The Fed's Thaw
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/24/AR2007122401833.html
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"If borrowing at the Fed discount window carries a taint,
then why wouldn't borrowing at the Fed auction, which
players know is window lite, carry a taint, too?"
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Maxjet Halts Flights, Files For Chapter 11\Business-Class
Airline Hurt By Fuel Costs, Competition
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/24/AR2007122400757.html
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"and the credit crunch"
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December 24, 2007

Oreo 12 24 07 Morning Edition

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 8:05 am

Oreo 12 24 07 Morning Edition

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12 24 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Judge overturns Maine law on Rx data
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_re_us/prescription_privacy
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"new Maine law making doctors' prescription-writing habits
confidential"
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= OFF-LIMITS TO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
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Assurances over US biometric data
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7158723.stm
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"will not abuse liberties"
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ASSOLUTELY SO
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Anarchists in the Aisles?\Stores Provide a Stage 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/us/24shopdrop.html
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"reverse shoplifting, shopdropping"
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KENYA
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World's next outsourcing hub: Kenya?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071221/ts_csm/ocallcenter
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"Kenya's large pool of English-speaking graduates."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraq cover-up claims: MPs call for inquiry\UK security firm
accused of failing to pass on intelligence to army in Basra 
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2232039,00.html
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"British security company ArmorGroup"
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FYI:
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ArmorGroup North America in Mclean VA was Kappes' temporary
haven after resigning from the CIA, before being recalled.
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Warnings Unheeded On Guards In Iraq\Despite Shootings, Secur-
ity Companies Expanded Presence
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/23/AR2007122302442_pf.html
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Duh: "the Pentagon estimated that 20,000 hired guns worked in
Iraq; the Government Accountability Office estimated 48,000."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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U.S. Officials See Waste in Billions Sent to Pakistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/world/asia/24military.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"I wonder if the Americans have not been taken for a ride."
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NEPAL
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Nepal closer to abolishing monarchy
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-24T073408Z_01_DEL262054_RTRUKOC_0_US-NEPAL-MONARCHY.xml
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"but the decision only comes into effect after next year's
elections" [?]
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ROMANIA
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Migrant Romanian workers leave children at home
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-24T080810Z_01_L13664969_RTRUKOC_0_US-ROMANIA-CHILDREN.xml
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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HAITI
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Haiti plea over child abductions
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7158802.stm
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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6  SUPERPOWER
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U.S. illegal immigrants 'self deport' as woes mount
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-24T002220Z_01_N21267583_RTRUKOC_0_US-USA-IMMIGRATION-SELFDEPORT.xml
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"Everyone lives in fear of the police stopping you for some
minor infraction" "I want to get as far away from here as
possible."
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In Kentucky’s Teeth, Toll of Poverty and Neglect 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/us/24kentucky.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"You get in the habit of keeping your mouth shut if you’re in
public."
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BU$H JOY
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Unpaid credit cards bedevil Americans
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071223/ap_on_bi_ge/credit_card_crunch
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"the greatest rise was among accounts more than 90 days in
arrears."
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Traders [?] hit by 'triple whammy'
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20071223/bs_ft/fto122320071755309709
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"Wider spreads mean investors pay more to buy a stock, and
make less when they sell."
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Jean-Claude Trichet transcript
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20071223/bs_ft/fto122320071740309705
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"president of the European Central Bank"
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Dollar's Fall Is Felt Around The Globe\Weakening U.S. Cur-
rency Harms Overseas Markets
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/23/AR2007122302441_pf.html
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"the euro surpassed the dollar as the currency with the
largest global circulation."
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December 23, 2007

Oreo 12 23 07 Morning Edition

Filed under: 1 — jaspar @ 8:07 am
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Oreo 12 23 07 Morning Edition

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12 23 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 2]
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1  DISORDER
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** Report: Hoover had plan for mass arrests
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_go_ot/hoover_mass_arrests
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"12,000 Americans"
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** Hoover’s Letter to Truman’s Special Consultant 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/washington/23habeas-text.html
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"July 7, 1950"
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ONLY 5 YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF THE SUPERPOWER
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AUGUST 6, 1945 
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Lawyer urges judge to open CIA tapes inquiry
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071221/us_nm/security_cia_dc
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"trusting the Justice Department with an inquiry into the
CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes would amount to
putting the fox in charge of the hen house."
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DOJ = CIA
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Judge keeps White House logs secret
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071221/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_secrecy
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THE RUN-AROUND
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Lesser charges for man in cops' deaths
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_re_us/deputies_killed
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2 cops "failed to follow procedures calling for the use of
a lanyard...to pull the deflation device from the roadway"
and got hit by 3d cop.
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3 plead not guilty in Malibu fire case
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_re_us/malibu_fire
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"Superior Court Judge...Kellogg...took the unusual step of
denying...his Malibu neighbors had pressured him."
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2  AFRICA
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NIGERIA
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Clouds over Nigeria's oil industry
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071223/wl_africa_afp/nigeriaenergyoilsector
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"They want everything tomorrow but in this industry we count
in decades." 
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ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Family adopts slain son's military dog
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_re_us/slain_marine_s_dog
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"We can't get Dustin back, but we have Lex."
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Senate: Paid travel to troop funerals OK
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071221/ap_on_go_co/senate_troop_funerals
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"The Rules Committee, among other things, determines what
activities by a senator qualify as official duty"
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NEXT: PUTRID HEARTS
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Body armor CEO seeks release from jail
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071222/ap_on_bi_ge/body_armor
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"garnered more than $185 million by falsely inflating the
value of the inventory of DHB's top product"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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13 killed in Afghanistan unrest: police, army
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071223/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanunresttaliban
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"police, army" = SAY-SO
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BAHRAIN
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Bahraini police arrest demonstrators
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071223/ap_on_re_mi_ea/bahrain_shiite_protests
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"a week of demonstrations" from LAST Monday
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4 EUROPE
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ICTY
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WAR CRIMINALS FACE PORTUGUESE PRISONS
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December 21, 2007 - 2d item from bottom
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http://www.rferl.org/newsline/4-see.asp
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"The ICTY will accept its last cases in 2008 and will hear
the last appeals in 2010"
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CZECH REPUBLIC
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E.U.'s expanding borderless zone spells trouble for U.S. expats
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071221/wl_csm/oexpat
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"Local media estimate [total number of Americans living in
the Czech Republic] to be nearly 20,000."
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CIA JOY
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5  LATAM
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ECUADOR
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Ecuador president proposes drug pardons
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071223/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/ecuador_drug_smugglers
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"Ecuador's current drug laws...were drafted under pressure
from the U.S."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Budget Cuts Will Mean Layoffs at Fermilab
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/science/22fermi.html
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"more than 10 percent of its employees"
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TSA draws travelers' complaints
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071221/ap_on_go_ot/airport_complaints
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"as popular as the IRS."
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7  $$$$
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Former fund salesman fined C$6 million and banned
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071221/wl_canada_nm/canada_fraudster_col
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PIMCO's Gross says U.S. in recession: report
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071221/bs_nm/usa_economy_pimco_dc
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PIMCO = Pacific Investment Management Co
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December 22, 2007

Oreo 12 22 07 Morning Edition

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12 22 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important  [in this edition: 2]
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MH = Misleading Headline
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1  DISORDER
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** 9/11 Panel Study Finds That C.I.A. Withheld Tapes 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/washington/22intel.html
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"the agency...made a conscious decision to impede the Sept.
11 commission’s inquiry."
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WE ARE WHO WE SAY WE ARE
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** FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics - $1 Billion Pro-
ject to Include Images of Irises and Faces
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122102544_pf.html
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"In an underground facility the size of two football fields"
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YOU ARE WHO WE SAY YOU ARE
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Police suspend use of discredited DNA test after Omagh acquit-
tal
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/Northern_Ireland/Story/0,,2231403,00.html
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"low copy number DNA"
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Belgium frees jailbreak suspects
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7157235.stm
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"for lack of evidence after 24 hours in custody."
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Tax Dollars Squandered By Air Force?
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/21/eveningnews/main3640606.shtml
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"Half of what's on order isn't needed, either!"
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Lucent Agrees to Pay Fines for China Dealings
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071221/tc_pcworld/140768
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"$2.5 million in fines"
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IRS says Fedex owes $319 mln in back taxes: filing
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-22T023037Z_01_N21296160_RTRUKOC_0_US-FEDEX-IRS.xml
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"independent contractors should be reclassified as employees
for tax purposes"
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Tent city in suburbs is cost of home crisis
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-21T191142Z_01_N18506821_RTRUKOC_0_US-USA-HOUSING-SOCIAL.xml
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"sprang up in July with 20 residents and now numbers 200
people, including several children"
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THE SUPERPOWER HATES ALL, EVEN ITS OWN
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Three disciplined over Mel Gibson's 2006 arrest
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-22T022037Z_01_N21296199_RTRUKOC_0_US-GIBSON-ARREST.xml
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"create[d] a perception of preferential treatment"
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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Blair called for BAE inquiry to be halted
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/baefiles/story/0,,2231496,00.html?
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BAE = BAE Systems ("global defence [= war] and aerospace
company")
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Excerpts from Transcript of State Council Meeting on
Implementation of the President’s 2007 Address to the
Russian Federation Federal Assembly
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2007/12/19/1143_type82912type82913_155288.shtml
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Meeting with Directors of Toyota Motor Corporation
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2007/12/21/1215_type84779_155292.shtml
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5  LATAM
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PETROCARIBE
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Chavez extends oil largesse at Caribbean summit
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-22T034708Z_01_N21276403_RTRUKOC_0_US-ENERGY-VENEZUELA-PETROCARIBE.xml
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"We have begun to create a new geopolitics of oil that is not
at the service of the interests of imperialism and big capita-
lists."
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GUATEMALA
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Gunmen kill Guatemala lawmaker near tourist resort
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-22T034825Z_01_N21286062_RTRUKOC_0_US-GUATEMALA-KILLING.xml
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"Last year, some 6,000 people were murdered in a country with
a population of 13 million."
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7  $$$$
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Banks abandon plan for Super-SIV
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-22T002359Z_01_WEN3141_RTRUKOC_0_US-FINANCIAL-SUPERSIV.xml
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"Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit (M-LEC)"
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Goldman's Blankfein gets $67.9 million bonus
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-22T032107Z_01_WEN3148_RTRUKOC_0_US-GOLDMANSACHS-BLANKFEIN.xml
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FBR to Buy Back Stock, Forgo Paying Dividend
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122102177.html
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THE GREAT TRUMPET IS ANNOUNCING THE END
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December 19, 2007

Oreo 12 19 07 Morning Edition

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12 19 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Bush Lawyers Discussed Fate of C.I.A.Tapes
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/washington/19intel.html
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"discussions before the destruction of the tapes in November
2005 was more extensive than...acknowledged."
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REMEMBER NUREMBERG: CONSPIRACY AT THE TOP
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** Picture of Secret Detentions Emerges in [puppet] Pakistan
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/world/asia/19disappeared.html
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"the systematic disappearances by the intelligence agencies
under Musharraf"
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REMEMBER NUREMBERG: CONSPIRACY AT THE TOP
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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All Iraqi Groups Blame U.S. Invasion for Discord, Study Shows
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/18/AR2007121802262.html
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"That is good news, according to a military analysis of the
results."
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DUH # 1
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Iran Continues to Support Shiite Militias in Iraq, Pentagon
Says
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/18/AR2007121801886.html
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"In southern Iraq,...security has 'deteriorated only slightly'"
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DUH # 2
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Decline in Iraq news may have boosted U.S. opinion
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-12-19T084318Z_01_N18463577_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-USA-COVERAGE.xml
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"The people enjoying some respite from Iraq are probably now
the candidates for president"
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DUH # 3
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Train derails in Pakistan, killing 56
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071219/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_train_derailed
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"Deadly accidents are a regular occurrence on Pakistan's
colonial-era railway network."
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DUH # 4
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran: Russia nuclear fuel enhances ties
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071219/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear
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"With nuclear fuel shipped to Bushehr, we are going to see a
new approach in deepening strategic relations with Russia in
all fields in the future."
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SRI LANKA
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Sri Lanka president's office meddled in probe: experts
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-19T104952Z_01_COL149909_RTRUKOC_0_US-SRILANKA-PROBE.xml
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"a commission probing civil war rights abuses and murders that
include some blamed on state security forces"
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4 EUROPE
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UK
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Big Brother in Britain today: Fiction becomes reality
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=15&entry_id=22811
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"Britain 'is now a centralized[,] single-ideology state, as
secure in the grip of a superpower [meaning its ally, the
U.S.] as any former Eastern-bloc country' under the influence
of the now-defunct Soviet Union."
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EU NEEDS TO GET RID OF UK
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia calls off major art loan as ties with UK worsen
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,,2229717,00.html
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"The works - currently on show in Düsseldorf - will now be
packed up and returned to Russia."
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EU NEEDS TO GET RID OF UK
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5  LATAM
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COLOMBIA
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Colombian Rebels Say 3 Hostages To Be Freed.  Statement Speci-
fies Chavez for Handover
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/18/AR2007121802185.html
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The Superpower's puppet Uribe "likened the rebels to Nazis."
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7  $$$$
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ECB's Trichet vows to stop knock-on inflation rises
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-12-19T113409Z_01_L19645539_RTRUKOC_0_US-EU-TRICHET.xml
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December 15, 2007

Oreo 12 15 07 Morning Edition

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12 15 07 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Justice Dept. Seeks Delay on C.I.A. Inquiry
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/15/washington/15intel.html
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"Congressional inquiry presented 'significant risks' to its
own preliminary investigation"
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DUH-DA  DUH-DA  DUH-DA
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Clinton Library Got Funds From Abroad
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402124_pf.html
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"The royal family of Saudi Arabia gave the Clinton facility
in Little Rock about $10 million, roughly the same amount it
gave toward the presidential library of George H.W. Bush"
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LEFT IS RIGHT
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U.S. Immigration Agents Fell Short of Probe Goal
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402028.html
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"a DHS policy...requiring that 100 percent of suspect appli-
cations be investigated,...overwhelmed claims officers and
immigration investigators with work, rendering the policy
all but useless."
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IT IS TO LAUGH
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Former FDA Chief Fired as Dean of UCSF Medical School
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402213.html
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"he is a tenured faculty member and plans to stay at UCSF and
teach." 
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FBI Agent's Joke Leads To Mistrial In District
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402040.html
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"He jokingly said that [jurors] might want to stretch out their
deliberations so he could get another day off from work"
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Bomb wounds 12 [puppet] soldiers near Somali [puppet] parli-
ament
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-12-15T111445Z_01_L15001543_RTRUKOC_0_US-SOMALIA-CONFLICT.xml
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And: "In the capital,...grenades were hurled at [puppet]
government troops patrolling Bakara Market"
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NIGERIA
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Nigerian oil delta rebels pull out of peace talks
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071215/wl_nm/nigeria_delta_dc
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"accused the army of storming the delta community of Gbaraun
last month for no reason, destroying many homes"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Sealed Off by Israel, Gaza Reduced to Beggary
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402214_pf.html
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"I hold every man, woman and child in Israel responsible for
this."
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Hamas marks 20th anniversary with [huge] rally
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071215/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_hamas
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"This is the real referendum on the popularity of resistance"
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THE BU$H PLAN (AFGHANISTAN)
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5 die in blast near Kabul [puppet] police offices
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071215/ap_on_re_as/afghan_violence
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5  LATAM
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Bolivia tense amid autonomy push
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7144447.stm
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"The unity of the country is untouchable, it is not up
for discussion.  There is no referendum to be held on
the country's unity."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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In the Course of Human Events, Still Unpublished.  Congress
Pressed on Founders' Papers
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402119.html
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"huge portions of the papers of America's founding fathers
are still decades away from being published"
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THAT WAS AMERICA, THIS IS THE SUPERPOWER
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Climate deal sealed by US U-turn
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7145608.stm
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"The US acceptance came just minutes after it had signalled
it would reject the compromise, a statement that drew boos
from delegates in the conference hall."
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Voting Rights Chief to Leave Post
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121401981.html
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"subject of an investigation by the Office of Professional
Responsibility into his travel records and trips he approved
for a subordinate"
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Businesses Will Fight Immigration Legislation
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402039.html
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"to oppose laws that would punish employers with undocumented
workers on their payrolls."
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7  $$$$
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Sallie Mae Chairman Sells Shares, Resumes CEO Role
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121401942.html
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"Lord has been one of the Washington area's most highly com-
pensated executives."
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Retailers' Shares Fall as Online Shopping Slows
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121401736.html
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"cash-strapped consumers...waiting for better bargains."
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December 12, 2007

Oreo 12 12 07 Evening Edition

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12 12 07 - Evening Edition
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1  DISORDER
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US court grants motion on Gitmo suspect
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/guantanamo_terror_suspect
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"to preserve any evidence of torture"
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and
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Hayden knew of interrogation videotapes
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_go_co/cia_videotapes
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"we could have done an awful lot better at keeping the [House
Intelligence Committee] alerted and informed."
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and
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CIA destroyed tapes despite court order
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_go_ot/cia_videotapes_courts
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"months before the CIA destroyed videotapes"
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WHO CAN TRUST THE STATE WITHIN A STATE?
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Resolved: The Central Intelligence Agency Must Be Abolished
Root And Branch
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Gonzales named lawyer of the year
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_go_ot/gonzales_lawyer_of_the_year
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"dubious honor Wednesday from a magazine published by the
American Bar Association"
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Prosecutor suspended in Australian rape furore: official
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071212/wl_afp/australiacrimerape
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"described the 2006 rape as...consensual 'in a general
sense.'"
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Lawsuits proceed in [Central] park jogger case
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_re_us/central_park_jogger
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"five men wrongly convicted"
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Crime gangs make billions from Bulgaria sex slaves
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071212/wl_nm/bulgaria_prostitution_dc
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GOLD IS GOD
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2  AFRICA
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KENYA
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Kenya, Alcatel Lucent sign 82-mln-dollar undersea telecom link
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071211/bs_afp/kenyaeafricadevelopmenttelecomalcatelfranceus
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"linking East Africa to the [Persian] Gulf."
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 11 December
2007
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2007/1207/iraqiresistancereport_111207.htm
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6th item from bottom: "US forces raid Internet cafés in Bayji,
confiscate computers and equipment."
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"the attack in fact had nothing to do with security but was
simply an act of robbery.  'There’s no law in this country
and nobody can call them (the Americans) to account.'"
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Calif. town rejects Blackwater plan
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_re_us/blackwater_fight
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"voting to recall five members of an advisory planning board
that endorsed the global security firm's plan."
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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China remembers 'Nanking Massacre'
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_re_as/china_massacre
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"China's government has tempered this year's commemoration...
to improve relations with Tokyo"
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SOME CRIMES ARE NOT FORGOT
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INDONESIA
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Detachment 88, Kopassus Get Covert US Aid.  US Intelligence
is Tapping Indonesian Phones  [Nairn]
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December 12, 2007
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http://www.counterpunch.org/
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4 EUROPE
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SPAIN
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Unrepentant Nazi, 84, calls Auschwitz a 'ten star hotel' and
tells Dachau victim 'you survived well'
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html
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"Hafner found asylum in Franco's Spain,...surrounded by old
[Nazi] comrades."
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UK
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Police push for right to strike over pay
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071212/wl_uk_afp/britainpolicepay
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"Home Secretary...Smith has withheld three months of back pay
by introducing a 2.5-percent pay rise from December 1 instead
of the date of September 1 recommended by an independent tri-
bunal."
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SMITH'S BROWNOSING BROWN
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Higher base closing costs estimated
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_go_ot/base_closings
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Plus "expects about $200 million less in savings"
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Personnel shortage forces State to leave diplomatic positions
vacant
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http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=38812&dcn=todaysnews
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"due to a lack of resources" [?]
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7  $$$$
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Fed Joins Other Banks to Add Cash
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/12/business/13fed-web.html
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"an effort to ease the credit squeeze"
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and
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[Federal Reserve] Press Release
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http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20071212a.htm
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[includes] "Information on Related Actions Being Taken by
Other Central Banks"
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and
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At a glance: What the central banks are doing
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20071212/bs_ft/fto121220071458198082
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and
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Action decided on in Cape Town
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ft/20071212/bs_ft/fto121220071540048103
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Oil prices jump on inventories, Fed
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices
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"Light, sweet crude for January delivery rose $4.37 to settle
at $94.39 a barrel"
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[Student lender] Sallie [Mae] slashes 2008 profit forecast
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_on_bi_ge/sallie_mae_buyout
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"hoards cash to offset bad loans"
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October trade gap widens, November import prices jump
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071212/bs_nm/usa_economy_trade_dc
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"a record price for imported oil outweighed the export-spur-
ring benefits of a weaker dollar"
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Mortgage applications hit highest level in 2 years
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071212/bs_nm/usa_economy_mortgages_dc
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"The trade group's index continues to be skewed by borrowers
filing numerous applications in the hopes of getting one ap-
proved"
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Banks See Bigger Loan Losses in 4th Quarter
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Banks-Outlook.html
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