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December 23, 2007

Oreo 12 23 07 Morning Edition

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Oreo 12 23 07 Morning Edition

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OREO
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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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MH = Misleading Headline
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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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