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Two Gaza Women Killed in Israeli Siege at Mosque

From the BBC: “Two women have been killed as Israeli troops opened fire on a crowd of women gathered to help besieged gunmen flee a Gaza mosque. ... The Israeli military said the militants escaped by mingling with the women, who were acting as human shields.”

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reconstruction
usatoday.com

Iraq Oversight Agency Silenced

An obscure provision inserted at the last minute into a military authorization bill signed by President Bush has closed the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.  The oversight agency had repeatedly embarrassed the administration by exposing corruption, exploitation and negligence in the reconstruction effort in Iraq.

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U.S. Seen as Threat by Allies

A recent set of polls conducted in Britain, Canada, Mexico and Israel found a majority of people there believe the U.S. has made the world less safe.  In the British survey, George W. Bush was seen as a greater threat to world peace than either Kim Jong-il or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Foley
dccc.org

Have You Seen This Man?

Disgraced Congressman Mark Foley has indefinitely extended his stay in rehab.  Though his lawyer refused to specify how long he would remain in hiding, one can only assume Foley plans to wait out the election and minimalize further damage to his party and reputation.

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Fished Out

The world will run out of seafood by 2048 if current trends of overfishing, pollution and other environmental factors continue apace, a new study has concluded.

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Haggard
rockymountainnews.com

More Fun With Gay Sex, Conservative Style

A prominent evangelical preacher and opponent of gay marriage has temporarily stepped down from his church leadership role amid allegations that he had a three-year relationship with a former male escort.  Though the Rev. Ted Haggard denies the claim, Mike Jones says he has voicemails and a letter from Haggard, and intends to take a polygraph test.

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The U.S. Weapons Pipeline to Israel

You probably know Israel gets a huge amount of U.S. military aid. You may not know that most of it has to be spent on U.S.-made weapons. Mother Jones has the breakdown of which companies benefit.

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It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Person…

Conservative hate-monger Ann Coulter is refusing to cooperate in an investigation into whether she voted in the wrong precinct for a local Florida election. She may face felony charges.

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Tony Blair
Scotsman.com

Britain’s Alleged Torture Hypocrisy

A new report from Human Rights Watch accuses the British government of softening protections against torture, abdicating its responsibility to pressure the U.S. against the practice and knowingly deporting terror suspects to countries where they are likely to suffer abuse.

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Voters Focused on Iraq

According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, Iraq is the most important election issue to voters, 29% of whom approve of Bush’s handling of the war, while 81% believe the Democrats would reduce or end the occupation of Iraq, and 52% of registered voters intend to vote for a Democrat.

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