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San Francisco to Ban Plastic Bags

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign off on a citywide ban on petroleum-based plastic bags. The prohibition, the first of its kind in the nation, is meant to encourage the use of less harmful alternatives, including biodegradable plastic, cloth and paper bags.

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CIA: North Korea Blew Nuke Test

A South Korean newspaper has quoted CIA Director Michael Hayden as saying “the United States does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear weapons state. ...  It’s because the nuclear test last year was a failure.” Hayden reportedly made the comment while speaking with a South Korean defense official. The administration has said in the past it was uncertain of the test’s success.

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inhs.info

Defense Contractor Jeopardized U.S. Soldiers

ITT, the premier night vision equipment supplier to the U.S. military, will pay $100 million in fines for violating the Arms Exports Control Act by sending sensitive information to China, Singapore and Britain without permission. The U.S. attorney in charge of the case said American soldiers were the “principal victims of ITT’s crimes.”

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washtimes.com

Senate Approves Iraq Timetable

The Senate narrowly defeated a Republican amendment Tuesday that would have removed a withdrawal plan from the emergency war spending bill. As the legislation stands, the U.S. will have to begin a troop withdrawal within four months after the law is enacted and complete the pullout by March 31, 2008.

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Newark Divided Over ‘Help Wanted’ Billboards

Six billboards designed to look like classified ads, but with a very different message, are causing a stir in Newark, NJ.  The billboards, funded by the Newark teacher’s union, were designed to draw attention to the soaring murder rates in the city.

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Pentagon Report on Tillman Fratricide Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

The Tillman family and members of Congress expressed disappointment at the story presented by the Pentagon on Monday during a briefing regarding the investigations into the death of Pat Tillman and the subsequent military cover-up. Read details of the report here.

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Justice Department Official to Avoid Testimony

The Justice Department’s liaison to the White House announced she would take the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination rather than testify in the U.S. attorney scandal. Meanwhile, Alberto Gonzales said he was “really pained” by diminishing support from lawmakers.

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Controversial Report Prevails in Iraqi Death Toll Dispute

British officials won’t publicly question the results of a study that put the estimated Iraqi death toll at 655,000—that’s more than 500 deaths per day—since the beginning of the war.  The dispute over the study, published in The Lancet in October, centered on its methods and the large disparity between its estimates and Iraqi government figures.

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Military Minces Words in Tillman Report

The military has concluded that the fratricide of Pat Tillman was not criminal and there was no broad cover-up, despite recommending action against officers who, as the AP reports, “passed along misleading and inaccurate information and delayed reporting their belief that Tillman was killed by his fellow soldiers.”

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Brzezinski:  ‘War on Terror’ Slogan Created Culture of Fear

Former national security adviser and historian Zbigniew Brzezinski thinks this three-word mantra has done grave damage to the American psyche and to our international standing.

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