Thursday, March 05, 2009

In the News: Mar-05

Wordle: In the News: Mar-05

Prosecutors defy judge's order in Al-Arian case - 5 Mar 2009 at 2:43pm - McLEAN, Va. -- Federal prosecutors have defied a judge's order to turn over evidence of their internal deliberations in coming to a plea agreement with a former professor once accused of being a top Palestinian terrorist.

Mediator: All but 3 Sept. 11 lawsuits settled - 5 Mar 2009 at 2:32pm - NEW YORK -- A mediator says all but three of nearly 100 lawsuits brought on behalf of those killed or injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have been settled for half a billion dollars.

Health Canada finds bisphenol A in soft drinks - 5 Mar 2009 at 2:09pm - A Health Canada study of canned pop has found the vast majority of the drinks contain the chemical bisphenol A - a substance that imitates the female hormone estrogen and is banned in baby bottles.

Baker, Hamilton endorse Iraq plan - 5 Mar 2009 at 1:49pm - WASHINGTON -- Foreign policy gurus Lee Hamilton and James A. Baker III said Thursday they support President Barack Obama's 19-month timetable in Iraq and, if asked, would advise Obama to limit the nation's goals in Afghanistan.

Army reports 18 more suspected suicides last month - 5 Mar 2009 at 12:52pm - WASHINGTON -- After an alarming spike in soldier suicides in January, the Army says there were another 18 suspected suicides last month.

Thought for the day:
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky (1928 - )


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