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Congress Poised to Gut Environmental Laws
House Republicans on Wednesday will launch a rapid-fire assault against environmental protections on the pretext of helping the US oil and gas industry recover from hurricane damage, environmental groups charge.

Media Ignores Historic Anti-War March
Hundreds of thousands of Americans around the country protested the Iraq War on the weekend of September 24-26 in Washington, DC. But if you relied on television for your news, you'd hardly know the protests happened at all.

Filibuster Showdown Looms in Senate
The upcoming battle over a successor to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor threatens to plunge the Senate into another bitter confrontation over filibusters and the "nuclear option," with Democrats already threatening to use any means possible to thwart President Bush if he nominates someone they regard as too conservative.

Atta Known to Pentagon before 9/11
Four years after the nation's deadliest terror attack, evidence is accumulating that a super-secret Pentagon intelligence unit identified the organizer of the Sept. 11 hijackings, Mohamed Atta, as an al Qaeda operative months before he entered the US.

Iraqis Furious at 'Lenient' Abu Ghraib Abuse Sentence
Iraqis have reacted furiously to the three-year jail sentence imposed on Lynndie England, provoking outrage across the world. Last night she was jailed and dishonorably discharged from the US Army, but ordinary Iraqis said that it was not enough.

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Keeping FEMA out of Church
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy: Compounding the federal government's stumbling and tragically inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina, now FEMA has announced that it will reimburse churches. Now more than ever, the government needs to do its job and let the religious community do our job, without confusing the two.

Intimidation Alleged on 'Intelligent Design'
Parents in federal court Tuesday described an atmosphere of intimidation and anger when school board members in Dover, Pa., last year decided to require high school biology teachers to read a statement that casts doubt on the theory of evolution.

In Kurdistan, Mossad Gets in Washington's Way
Relaunched after the war that chased Saddam Hussein from power in Baghdad in 2003, the secret security cooperation between Israelis and Iraqi Kurds has experienced a sudden stop in recent months, under influence from Washington.

Calls Mount for Prisoner Torture Commission
New allegations of prisoner torture in Iraq are likely to add urgency to pending legislation that would create a 9/11-type commission to investigate detainee treatment and ensure that the US operates within the law on interrogations.

Can the US Military Presence Avert Civil War?
The growing specter of a full-scale civil war in Iraq - and the likelihood that such a conflict will draw in neighboring states - has intensified a summer-long debate here over whether and how to withdraw US troops.

Dahr Jamail | More Dissent, More Censorship
A quarter of a million people jammed the streets of the capital this past weekend, as Mr. Bush conveniently found himself visiting the US Northern Command's HQ in Colorado Springs.

La Nueva Orleans
No matter what all the politicians and activists want, African Americans and impoverished white Cajuns will not be first in line to rebuild the Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Latino immigrants, many of them undocumented, will. And when they're done, they're going to stay, making New Orleans look like Los Angeles.

St. Patrick's Four Found Not Guilty on Major Charges
After seven hours of deliberation, a jury found four Upstate New York anti-war activists not guilty on federal conspiracy charges for pouring their own blood inside a military recruitment station more than two years ago, but convicted them of other, lesser charges.

New York Times | The IRA Risks Disarmament
"That can be the end of the use of the gun in Irish politics," de Chastelain said. For this to prove true, Northern Ireland needs a comparably dramatic step from leaders of the Protestant unionist majority.

J. Sri Raman | India Fails the Test in IAEA
It has happened sooner - and in a much worse manner - than many in India had hoped. According to J. Sri Raman the country has made its most brazen overture thus far to the George Bush regime. And it has done so on an issue that pits it against the cause of world peace and the comity of poor nations.

DeLay Indicted in Texas Campaign Finance Probe
A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post.

Tom DeLay Might Be Indicted Today
The Texas grand jury investigating House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's state political organization was completing its term Wednesday after demonstrating a recent interest in conspiracy charges that could bring more indictments.


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