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Democracy Now! – June 2, 2011

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Clashes Spread Across Yemen, Raising Fears of Civil War; “A Country of Dark Corners”: Freed Journalist Dorothy Parvaz on Her Syrian Detention and the Assad Regime Crackdown; “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon”.

Today’s Headlines

    * Yemen Fighting Continues, 15 Dead in Overnight Clashes
    * Gaddafi’s Oil Minister Defects over “Unbearable” Conflict
    * Fearing Passage, House GOP Postpones Vote to Halt Libya Bombing
    * Obama Admin Rebuffs Karzai Plea to Halt Deadly Raids
    * Dozens Killed in Cross-Border Militant Attack in Pakistan
    * Bahraini Gov’t Forces Attack Protesters After Lifting Martial Law
    * Mubarak to Stand Trial in August
    * U.S. to Boycott U.N. Racism Conference
    * New York Demands New Environmental Impact Study on Fracking
    * New York Suspends Role in “Secure Communities” Program
    * Arizonans Seeks Recall of State Senator Behind Anti-Immigrant Law
    * Florida Law Forces Drug Testing on Welfare Recipients
    * Palestinians Mark First Anniversary of Israeli Flotilla Attack
    * IAEA: Japan Downplayed Tsunami, Nuclear Damage
    * Honduras Readmitted to OAS
    * 4 Killed in Massachusetts Tornadoes