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Democracy Now! – July 19, 2011

Whistleblower in Murdoch Phone-Hacking Scandal Found Dead; Weakening of Media Consolidation Rules Helped Murdoch Build U.S. Media Empire; NYC Schools Approve $2.7 Million Deal with Murdoch-Linked Firm to Track Student Performance; Ralph Nader: Obama Is a “Political Coward” For Not Picking Elizabeth Warren to Head Consumer Bureau; Ralph Nader’s Solution to Debt Crisis: End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes; Muslim Victim Of Post-9/11 Hate Crime Calls On Texas To Spare Life Of His Assailant.


    * U.S. & Libya Hold Secret Face-To-Face Meeting in Tunisia
    * Rupert Murdoch to Testify Before British Parliament in Growing Phone Hacking Scandal
    * Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-Bound Pro-Palestinian Ship
    * General Petraeus Transfers Command of U.S., NATO Forces in Afghanistan
    * 14-Year-Old Boy Killed in Violent Tunisia Protest
    * Israel Moves to Build Hundreds of New Settlement Homes in Occupied Territories
    * International Community Denounces New Israeli Anti-Boycott Law
    * South Korea Cracks Down on Resistance to Jeju Island Naval Base Project
    * Alaskan BP Oil Pipeline Rupture Predicted As “Imminent” for over a Year
    * Montana: Regulators Knew Contaminated Bark Was Being Sold In Asbestos-Tainted Town
    * People of Color Make Up 70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims
    * Authorities Warn U.S. Heat Wave Could Prove Deadly

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