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January 19, 2008

Oreo 01 19 08 Evening Edition

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01 19 08 - Evening 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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** Canada removes U.S., Israel from torture watchlist
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/19/AR2008011901074.html
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"responding to pressure"
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AT ONE TIME CANADA WAS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY
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Lawyers for Detainee [Majid Khan] Refer In Filing to More CIA
Tapes
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/18/AR2008011803347.html
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"Attorneys for a former detainee at a secret CIA prison said
...that intelligence officials had falsely claimed in public
statements that his interrogations were not videotaped"
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RESOLVED: THE CIA MUST BE ABOLISHED ROOT AND BRANCH
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(ROOT includes the Security Council)
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Native Hawaiians Reach Land Agreement
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/18/AR2008011803907.html
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"land that belonged to the Kingdom of Hawaii before the United
States took control a century ago"
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Lawyer Reveals Secret, Toppling Death Sentence
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/us/19death.html?pagewanted=all
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"prosecutors had committed brazen misconduct by coaching a
witness"
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Patrick Seale\The Political Bankruptcy of George W. Bush
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Article Listing - 1/15/2008
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http://www.patrickseale.com/
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 18 January
2008
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2008/0108/iraqiresistancereport_180108.htm
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Item 5: US aircraft drop massive [10,000 pound] bombs on
‘Arab Jabbur again
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"19 bombs of the GBU-31 type"
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CARPET BOMBING, CLUSTER BOMBING, MASS TERROR
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Why does Johnny come marching homeless?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080119/ap_on_re_us/homeless_on_the_homefront
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"People come back from war different."
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4 [puppet] soldiers, 3 civilians wounded in mortar attack in
Mosul 
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http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=66609&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
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INDIA
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Iron Castes \ Though Illegal, Bias Based on India's Ancient
Pecking Order Persists.  But a Few Schools Are Opening Doors
to Dreams
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/19/AR2008011901079_pf.html
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"the reality is that the consequences of the caste system can
be seen everywhere."
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Gulf States Broaden Contacts Beyond US
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080119/D8U94ADG2.html
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"France...will become the only Western country other than the
U.S. to have a permanent defense facility in the Gulf."
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4 EUROPE
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POLAND
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Polish Town Leery of US Missile Defense
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080119/D8U959D00.html
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"The main fear is that the area will become a target for re-
taliation" 
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WHO WOULD EVER HAVE THOUGHT OF SUCH A THING?
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia: could use nuclear weapons
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080119/ap_on_re_eu/russia_military
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"We do not intend to attack anyone, but we consider it neces-
sary for all our partners in the world community to clearly
understand...that to defend the sovereignty and territorial
integrity of Russia and its allies, military forces will be
used, including preventively, including with the use of nuc-
lear weapons."
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Russia rejects U.S. excuse for missile shield
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/19/content_7452320.htm
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"The Americans are still trying to persuade us of the need
for this.  We do not take their arguments seriously."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Bob Herbert\Good Jobs Are Where the Money Is
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/opinion/19herbert.html
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"the way to put money into the hands of working people is to
make sure they have access to good jobs at good wages.  That
has long been known, but it hasn’t been the policy in this
country for many years."
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** An Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel, Costly Calories 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/business/worldbusiness/19palmoil.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"Many of the hardest-hit victims of rising food prices are in
the vast slums that surround cities in poorer Asian nations."
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Foreigners Buy Stakes in the U.S. at a Record Pace 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/business/20invest.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
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"the United States is now on sale at discount prices."
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U.S. To Saudis: Please Pump More Oil!
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/19/world/main3731620.shtml
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WHAT PART OF "NO" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?
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January 18, 2008

Oreo 01 18 08 Morning Edition

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Oreo 01 18 08 Morning Edition

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OREO
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01 18 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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** = Important
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1  DISORDER
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Bomb threat closes World Bank offices
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080109/2/15gwj.html
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"to close all World Bank group leased and owned buildings in
Washington on Friday"
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UK aiming to curb terrorists on internet
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/2/15kc6.html
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"But how? And who would do the removing? Smith did not go
into details"
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SMITH'S BROWNOSING BROWN
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2  AFRICA
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THE BU$H PLAN (SOMALIA)
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Top US envoy for Africa meets Somaliland leader
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kem.html
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"A former British protectorate, Somaliland united with the
Italian Somalia in 1960. But the region unilaterally broke
away five months after Barre was ousted in 1991."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaliland
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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Israel orders Gaza crossings closed
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080115/2/15j7j.html
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"Israeli towns near Gaza continue to reel under Palestinian
rocket barrages." "Airstrikes and pinpoint ground operations
have killed hundreds of Gaza militants, and full-blown in-
vasions have caused widespread casualties and damage - but
none of the measures have stopped the rocket fire for long."
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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US watching strategy to root out militants
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/ani/20080118/r_t_ani_wl_us/twl-us-watching-strategy-to-root-out-mil-37e466c.html
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Quoting State Department spokesman McCormack: "We have a
strategy that we continually review with respect to the
Federally Administered Tribal Areas, which includes North
and South Waziristan.  So, it's something that is occupy-
ing quite a bit of our time at the State Department, De-
partment of Defence [= War] as well as the White House."
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GETTING READY TO INVADE PAKISTAN
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INDIA
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Navies of Asia Pacific Nations meet at Andamans
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/ani/20080118/r_t_ani_nl_general/tnl-navies-of-asia-pacific-nations-meet-99cbaa1.html
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Andamans?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andaman_Islands
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Asia Pacific Nations?
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Australia, Bangaladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,
New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam
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Tibetans happy to hold fest in land of Gandhi [in Gujarat
state]
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indianexpress/20080118/r_t_ie_nl_politics/tnl-tibetans-happy-to-hold-fest-in-land-0058794.html
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Central Tibetan Administration?  Duh: Central Tibetan Admin-
istration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Tibet_in_Exile
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IMPERIAL INDIA
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One hurt in mystery 'explosion' near [Delhi] IIT
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indianexpress/20080118/r_t_ie_nl_politics/tnl-one-hurt-in-mystery-explosion-near-i-0058794.html
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IIT flyover?  Indian Institute of Technology annual technical
festival
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology
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Godrejs host Rushdie, anger Muslims
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/reuters_ids_new/20080117/r_t_rtrs_nl_features/tnl-godrejs-host-rushdie-anger-muslims-14e6d93.html
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"Godrej Industries Ltd...posted a net profit of $15.94 mil-
lion in 2006-07."
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INDONESIA
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Prosecutor won't probe Timor's PM
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/2/15kgm.html
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"allegations are 'too political.'"
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA
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SKorean court grants [2] Falungong members refugee status:
official
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kdk.html
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"rejected similar petitions filed by 30 other people"
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Note: "spreading the sect in South Korea."
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THAILAND
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Thai official claims Al Qaeda funding Muslim separatists
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kga.html
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"but the prime minister swiftly said any support is only
ideological."
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Swiftly?  Before The Superpower uses idle-talk as excuse to
land Marines.  See map of Thailand at:
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BULGARIA - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia and Bulgaria: the Long-Standing Tradition of Friend-
ship and Today’s Challenges
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2008/01/17/0823_type104017_156930.shtml
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Energy deals take centre stage in Putin's trip to Bulgaria
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kdp.html
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Panicked Asian investors dump stocks on US fears
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080118/19/15kej.html
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January 6, 2008

Oreo 01 06 08 Morning Edition

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Oreo 01 06 08 Morning Edition

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01 06 08 - Morning Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Ex-Bush official sued over terrorism memos\Lawsuit claims
legal opinions led to mistreatment, illegal detention
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22509544
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"The lawsuit, filed by Padilla and his mother, Estela Lebron,
asks only $1 in damages, seeking mainly a judgment declaring
that the policies violated the Constitution."
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Rule Would Target Foreign Cruise Ships
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080106/twl-cruise-ships-1be00ca.html
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"to help U.S.-flagged ships better compete with them."
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2  AFRICA
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KENYA
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Terrified Kenyans flee ethnic violence
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080105/ap_on_re_af/kenya_scene
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"destroying its image as a stable democracy"
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Kenya's Odinga rejects unity govt offer
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071230/2/15eao.html
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"Odinga's party won 95 of 210 legislative seats and half of
Kibaki's Cabinet lost their seats."
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Americans seek safety during Kenya crisis
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-01-03-kenyatourist_N.htm?csp=15
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"'Voluntourists'...on their way to work with AIDS-orphaned
children...were forced to change plans"
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NO MORE MASS KIDNAPPINGS
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THE BU$H PLAN (PALESTINE)
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[puppet] Palestinian PM assails Israel over West Bank raids 
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080104/twl-uk-palestinians-israel-security-13abf6c.html
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"Hundreds of Israeli troops flooded Nablus on Wednesday" "The
raids triggered a confrontation with stone-throwing youths in
which...at least 29 people were injured." "The operation...is
continuing"
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Arabs back general as Lebanese president
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080106/ap_on_re_mi_ea/arabs_lebanon
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"It urged Lebanon to first elect Suleiman, then resolve the
issues surrounding a national unity government."
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Bomb blast kills four Iraqi [puppet] soldiers
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/071225/2/15d6q.html
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U.S. lets in fewer Iraqi refugees, not more\Steady decline
comes despite promises to boost admissions
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22476090
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Rival Shiite Leaders Meet, Eyeing Peace\Meanwhile, 3 U.S.
Troops Killed, First Military Deaths Reported In 2008
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/03/iraq/main3671583.shtml
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al-Sadr (Iran) & al-Hakim (Iran)
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAN)
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Iran confirms expulsion of German diplomat
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080106/15/15g08.html
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"non-diplomatic activities are being undertaken"
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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** US military not welcome in Pakistan: army
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080106/19/15g05.html
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"It is not up to the US administration, it is Pakistan's
government who is responsible for this country.  There are
no overt or covert US operations inside Pakistan. Such re-
ports are baseless and we reject them."
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JAPAN
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Japan's new rich party like it's 1989
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080106/bs_nm/japan_luxury_dc
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"In a society that used to value equality and modesty, these
entrepreneurs and executives...like to flaunt their wealth."
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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China's toy exports rocket despite recalls: state media
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http://au.news.yahoo.com/080106/19/15fzq.html
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"China is the world's top toy exporter, selling...60 percent
of the globe's total."
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6  SUPERPOWER
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Does Obama's win show US is colorblind?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080105/ap_po/a_black_president
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"Obama received Secret Service protection last spring — the
earliest ever for any presidential candidate."
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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November 23, 2007

Oreo 11 23 07 Evening Edition

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11 23 07 - Evening Edition
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Newsstories of interest:
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1  DISORDER
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Trooper Caught On Tape Tasering Motorist.  Officials Speed
Investigation Into Trooper's Behavior After Clip Appeared On
YouTube
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/22/national/main3534130.shtml?source=RSSattr=U.S._3534130
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("after [motorist] refused to sign a speeding ticket")
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Air firm was told U.N. and France backed Zoe's Ark: source
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-11-23T171249Z_01_L23512519_RTRUKOC_0_US-CHAD-CHILDREN-CHARTER.xml
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kkKIDNAP
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Rise in HIV/Aids cases in Europe
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7109139.stm
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["Estonia has by far the highest rate of diagnosis"]
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Brazil shock at woman's jail rape
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7108676.stm
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["left in a police cell with some 20 men for a month"]
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Cellphone Tracking Powers on Request.  Secret Warrants Granted
Without Probable Cause
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112201444.html
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["The requests and orders are sealed at the government's re-
quest, so it is difficult to know how often the orders are
issued or denied." ONE GUESS ]
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2  AFRICA
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SUDAN
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Sudan leader rules out non-African troops in Darfur
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-11-23T174430Z_01_B340579_RTRUKOC_0_US-SUDAN-DARFUR.xml
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["The ones who are hindering the process are those who are
trying to impose their agenda on us.  If there is any delay
in the issue it is from the United Nations and those who are
standing behind the United Nations." WHOZZAT? THE
COLONIALISM CREW
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UGANDA
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MH Uganda summit [Commonwealth summit] marred by clashes
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7110092.stm
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["This is nothing new.  This is what we have been living
through all this time.  This is a police force that does
not respect the rights of citizens at all." That's why
the UK's Commenwealth met there in the first place!]
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3  ASIA
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THE BU$H PLAN (LEBANON)
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Lahoud asks army to take over Lebanon security
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2007-11-23T183428Z_01_L23519116_RTRUKOC_0_US-LEBANON-PRESIDENT-LAHOUD.xml
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("Lahoud considers the [Superpower's] government of Prime
Minister Fouad Siniora as illegitimate.")
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From Hopeful To Helpless At a Protest In Lebanon
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112200832_pf.html
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["Unfortunately, we live in a country you call democratic, but
as you can see, it's a country where citizens can't make an
impact." CIA SOB ]
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THE BU$H PLAN (IRAQ)
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 22 November
2007
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http://www.albasrah.net/en_articles_2007/1107/iraqiresistancereport_221107.htm
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Plan Increases Role of G.I.’s in Iraq Training
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/world/middleeast/23training.html
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SAME OL' SAME OL'
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Military probe focuses on Iraq contracts
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071123/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_web_of_fraud
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["83 criminal investigations into alleged contract fraud, in-
cluding a total of $15 million in bribes."]
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Bombs kill 26 in Baghdad, northern Iraq
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071123/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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("in Mosul, a suicide car bomber struck a [puppet] police
checkpoint")
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THE BU$H PLAN (PAKISTAN)
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Digging In Deeper in Pakistan [NYT ed]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/opinion/23fri2.html
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("increasing the size and role of American special operations
forces working in those [border] regions.") JUST LIKE
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN
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UK
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Defence secretary hits back at admiral's criticism
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/story/0,,2215932,00.html
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["In the House of Lords yesterday, five former chiefs of the
defence staff lined up to condemn what they claimed were in
effect budget cuts" CAN'T HAVE THAT ]
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Brown bounce wiped out, poll shows
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http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,,2216192,00.html
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["Brown's electoral advantage for Labour has been wiped out as
the party's support drops to the same lows it endured during
Tony Blair's final months"]
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FRANCE
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French prosecutors throw out Rumsfeld torture case
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http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSL238169520071123?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&rpc=22&sp=true
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["a 'customary' immunity from prosecution granted to heads of
state and government and foreign ministers, even after they
left office." BUT SOME CRIMES ARE NOT FORGOT ]
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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** Exiled tycoon says he funds underground anti-Putin groups
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071123175416.cnqautg1&show_article=1
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["They are doing what underground movements all around the
world are doing, they prepare people to go to the streets,
to fight, to use force power against a criminal government." 
CIA JOY ]
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6  SUPERPOWER
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ICBM Crews' Work Largely Unchanged Since Cold War
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112201294.html
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Millions In Subsidies For Profitable Corn?  Taxpayers Spend
$2 Billion On Automatic Payments To Farmers, Whether They're
Needed Or Not
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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/23/eveningnews/main3534607.shtml?source=RSSattr=U.S._3534607
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("The price [of corn] is so high because corn is hot, not
only as food, but as fuel.")
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So What's So Bad About Corn?  As Iowa Enjoys a Bumper Crop,
Farmers Hear It From Environmentalists, Ethanol Skeptics and
Other Critics
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112201442.html
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["The gist of the criticism: So much corn, doing so many
things, serving as both food and fuel, and backed by bil-
lions of dollars in government subsidies, has been bad for
America and the rest of the world."]
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Vandalism Prompts Cut in Visiting Hours.  Some Students Say
Tightening [Catholic University's] Already Strict Rules Is
Too Draconian
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112201311_pf.html
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["Back then, there were rules, especially for women,...but
with cultural changes and student demands, 'that melted away.'
The shift happened nationally, with universities moving away
from acting as stand-in parents and choosing to treat students
as adults."]
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Trying to Break Cycle of Prison at Street Level
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/us/23mapping.html
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["parolees are almost always coming back to areas where sup-
port systems, like schools and public assistance programs,
receive less money and attention than incarceration does"]
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7  $$$$
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Banks Gone Wild [NYT col]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/opinion/23krugman.html?ref=opinion
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["'What were they smoking?' asks the cover of the current
issue of Fortune magazine.  Underneath the headline are
photos of recently deposed Wall Street titans, captioned
with the staggering sums they managed to lose."]
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Japanese Shift Cash Out of U.S. Investments
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/business/worldbusiness/23yen.html
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Revealed: massive hole in Northern Rock's assets
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/nov/23/northernrock.bankofenglandgovernor
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Oil rises on dollar gains and colder weather
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-11-23T192635Z_01_SP217582_RTRUKOC_0_US-MARKETS-OIL.xml
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Megachurches Add Local Economy to Their Mission 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/business/23megachurch.html
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["online public records of just over 1,300 of these giant
churches shows that their business interests are as varied
as basketball schools, aviation subsidiaries, investment
partnerships and a limousine service." GOLD IS GOD ]
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Insurers Shift Cost Burdens to Homeowners
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/business/23insure.html
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