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December 12, 2007

Oreo 12 12 07 Evening Edition

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Oreo 12 12 07 Evening Edition

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12 12 07 - Evening Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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MH = Misleading Headline
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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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