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Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 4, 2009 at 6:00am

Despite Celebrated Speech, Has Obama Really Ordered an End to US Occupation of Iraq?; Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Resigns in Latest Attempt to Rebrand Tarnished Mercenary Firm; "Sold Out": New Report Follows Lobbying Money Trail Behind Deregulation that Helped Cause Financial Crisis.

Headlines

    * US to Open Preliminary Talks with Syria
    * Clinton Silent on Israeli Settlements, Gaza Blockade
    * Obama Downplays Report of Missile Program Offer
    * ICC to Issue Bashir Arrest Warrant
    * Countrywide Execs Form New Firm to Profit Off Mortgages, Bank Failures
    * Merrill Lynch Paid $10M Bonuses to Top Execs
    * Senate to Consider Bush Admin Abuses Probe
    * Obama Restores Endangered Species Act Protections
    * Obama Backs Employee Free Choice Act
    * Gay, Lesbian Couples Sue for Marriage Benefits
    * Obama Picks Net Neutrality Backer for FCC Helm

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