Thursday, July 09, 2009

In the News: Jul-09

Wordle: In the News: Jul-09

U.S. military releases 4 Iranians it held for 2 years in Iraq - 9 Jul 2009 at 12:36pm - BAGHDAD — U.S. military authorities Thursday released four Iranian diplomats it had held prisoner for the past two years as anti-government insurgents staged mass bombings for a second consecutive day, killing dozens and wounding hundreds.

Groups say states violating voter registration law - 9 Jul 2009 at 9:58am - WASHINGTON -- States across the country are violating part of the federal "motor voter" law requiring voter registration help for low-income residents, according to a coalition of advocacy groups trying to force change through the courts.

U.S. troops badly damaged ancient Babylon - 9 Jul 2009 at 9:19am - Experts for UNESCO say considerable damage was inflicted by the U.S. military in Iraq to one of the world's most important archaeological ...

House Intel Chair: CIA has misled us for years - 9 Jul 2009 at 7:41am - WASHINGTON -- Democrats are accusing senior CIA officials of repeatedly misleading Congress, but Republicans say the allegations are just political maneuvering to protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Thought for the day:
A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - indeed, inevitable - the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody. -Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), First on the Moon, 1970


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