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Democracy Now! – April 20, 2011

“A Sea in Flames”: Ecologist Carl Safina on First Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Blowout; Voices from the Gulf: “One Year Later, We’re in the Same Situation as Last Year”; Deepwater Drilling Resumes Despite Unclear Impact of BP Spill: “It is All about Hiding the Oil, Not Cleaning It Up”; Death Toll from BP Spill Still Rising as Residents Die from Spill-Related Illnesses; Father of Deepwater Horizon Victim: The Blowout Was “Inevitable” Due to BP’s Lack of Safety Precautions.

Today’s Headlines

    * France, Britain Plan to Send Troops to Libya
    * Syria Ends Emergency Rule amid Violent Crackdown
    * Japan Considers Banning Residents from Area Near Damaged Nuclear Plant
    * Bradley Manning Moved to Ft. Leavenworth Prison
    * Obama Backs Lifting Cap on Social Security Taxes
    * Michigan Pension Boards Sue Governor Rick Snyder over New Law
    * Human Rights Watch: International Community Ignores Saudi Crackdown on Dissidents
    * Report: 846 Egyptian Civilians Killed in Uprising
    * Yemen: U.N. Fails to Agree to Act amid Continuing Violence
    * Two Militants Suspected in Italian Activist Murder Killed in Hamas Raid
    * U.S. Approves First Offshore Wind Farm

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