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Democracy Now! – May 9, 2011

U.S. Assassination Campaign Continues as CIA Drone Targets U.S.-Born Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen; Syria Crackdown: Syrian Dissident Haitham al-Maleh Speaks from Hiding as Al Jazeera Journalist Dorothy Parvez Remains Locked Up; Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports from Cairo on Rising Sectarian Tension in Egypt After Deadly Attack on Coptic Christian Church.

Today’s Headlines

    * U.S. Targets American-Born Cleric in Assassination Attempt in Yemen
    * Obama: Bin Laden Had “Support Network” Inside Pakistan
    * Syria President Deploys Tanks in Third Largest City amid Sweeping Dissident Arrests
    * Bahrain Authorities Bulldoze Shiite Mosques in Nationwide Crackdown
    * Boat of African Migrants Fleeing Libya Left to Die by NATO, European Units
    * Salafist Muslims Attack Coptic Christians in Cairo; 12 Killed, Nearly 200 Wounded
    * National Unemployment Rises, Florida Governor Scott Slashes Unemployment Benefits
    * CEOs Received Massive Pay Increases in 2010
    * Mining Industry Campaign Donations Hampered Safety Legislation
    * Muslim Imams en Route to Islamophobia Conference Removed from Flight
    * CUNY Expected to Reverse Decision to Block Honorary Degree for Tony Kushner
    * Peace Activist Father Daniel Berrigan Celebrates 90th Birthday


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