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Democracy Now! – August 19, 2010

US Activist Lori Berenson and Baby Son Returned to Peruvian Prison Just 3 Months After Release on Parole; With 28,000 Killed Since 2006, Movement for Drug Legalization in Mexico Takes Hold; Obama Signs $600M Bill to Increase Militarization of US-Mexico Border; Filipina American Torture, Abduction Survivor Melissa Roxas: Graphic Torture Video a Rare Glimpse into Widespread Abuses in the Philippines.

Today’s Headlines

    * US Withdraws Last Combat Brigade from Iraq, But 56,000 Troops Remain
    * Hundreds Protest Deadly US Raid in Afghanistan
    * US: Afghan Ban on Armed Contractors Could Threaten Aid
    * US Boosts Pakistan Aid to $150M
    * Lori Berenson Reimprisoned in Peru
    * US Still Holding Gitmo Prisoner Cleared for Release in 2004
    * ACLU Files Suit over Torture, Jailing of US Citizen in UAE
    * Howard Dean Opposes Islamic Community Center Near Ground Zero
    * US Accused of Pressuring India to Drop Bhopal Claims
    * US Deported Record 393,000 in 2009
    * Justice Dept. Threatens to Sue Arizona Sheriff for Rebuffing Investigators
    * Bailed-Out GM Files Papers for Public Offering


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