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Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 19, 2008

"The Bishop of the Poor": Paraguay’s New President Fernando Lugo Ends 62 Years of Conservative Rule; Cancer-Stricken 34-Year-Old Chinese Computer Engineer Dies After Being Denied Care in Private US Immigration Prison.

Headlines

    * 10 French Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
    * Judge Rules Aceh Villagers Can Sue Exxon for Human Rights Abuses
    * Algerian Bombing Kills 43
    * White House Praises Musharraf as Pakistani President Resigns
    * 12 Killed in Bomb Blast at Pakistani Hospital
    * US: Russia Is Playing a “Very Dangerous Game”
    * Obama Expected to Name Running Mate this Week
    * Pelosi Proposes to Expand Offshore Drilling as Part of Energy Bill
    * Judge Reduces Charges in Killing of Mexican Immigrant
    * Peru Declares State of Emergency Following Indigenous Protests
    * China Approves No Permits to Protest at Olympics
    * Cheney Aide Considered for Top Energy Dept Position
    * More Headlines…

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