Sunday, February 26, 2006

In the News - Feb. 26

U.S. military defends detentions in Afghan - 26 Feb 2006 at 3:33pm - KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military on Sunday defended its detention of about 500 inmates at its main base in Afghanistan, saying they are treated humanely and provided the "best possible living conditions."

Ohio Muslims say they don't fear backlash - 26 Feb 2006 at 3:17pm - TOLEDO, Ohio -- The business owners, doctors, lawyers and others who make up this industrial city's thriving Muslim community say they're not worried about any backlash against them following the terror charges leveled against three residents who share their religion.

Supreme Court justice champions hunting - 26 Feb 2006 at 4:29pm - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia fondly remembers carrying a rifle around New York City as a boy and says outdoorsmen should attack the idea that guns are only used for crimes.

US says training Iraqi police key to ending violence - 26 Feb 2006 at 3:02pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's national security adviser Stephen Hadley said on Sunday that training an Iraqi police force loyal to the government and not to militias is the key to stemming sectarian violence.

Guantanamo tribunals ready as court ruling looms - 26 Feb 2006 at 1:31pm - MIAMI (Reuters) - Two alleged al Qaeda bomb makers make their first appearances before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo navy base this week, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide whether the tribunals are legitimate.

Bush appeal wanes for some Republican faithful - 26 Feb 2006 at 10:52am - ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (Reuters) - Robert Dukes, a Baptist preacher who calls New Orleans "sin city" and believes gay rights are the biggest threat to America, is questioning his faith in President George W. Bush.

Specter Proposes NSA Surveillance Rules - 26 Feb 2006 at 12:00am - The federal government would have to obtain permission from a secret court to continue a controversial form of surveillance, which the National Security Agency now conducts without warrants, under a bill being proposed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.).

Justice Dept. Rejects Google's Privacy Issues - 25 Feb 2006 at 11:00pm - The Justice Department argued that examining the Internet search requests of Google's users would not violate privacy rights.


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