Wednesday, February 15, 2006

In the News - Feb. 15

Cheney Breaks His Silence - 15 Feb 2006 at 3:01pm - Vice President Dick Cheney has broken his silence on last weekend's accidental shooting of a hunting companion, saying, "I'm the guy who pulled the trigger and shot my friend."

Bush wants extra $75 mln to spur Iran democracy - 15 Feb 2006 at 10:50am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush wants $75 million to try to spur democracy in its adversary Iran, expanding a program that skeptics say can have little effect in the Islamic republic.

Ohio Backs Evolution In Lesson Plans - 15 Feb 2006 at 10:34am - In a setback for the intelligent design movement, the Ohio Board of Education voted 11-4 to delete a science standard and lesson plan encouraging students to get evidence for and against evolution. Supporters of the rule vow to force another vote.

New Abu Ghraib abuse photos shown in Australia - Financial Times - 15 Feb 2006 at 2:41pm - An Australian television station on Wednesday broadcast previously unpublished graphic images of physical abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

Senators criticise Rice on Middle East - - 15 Feb 2006 at 2:40pm - Republican senators have criticised the Bush administration over its policies in Iraq , Iran and the Palestinian territories.


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