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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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OREO
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12 25 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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** 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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3  ASIA
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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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4 EUROPE
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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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5  LATAM
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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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6  SUPERPOWER
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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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7  $$$$
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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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