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Democracy Now! – July 21, 2011

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British PM Cameron Refuses to Apologize for Murdoch Scandal, But Acknowledges BSkyB Takeover Talks; Murdoch Empire “Pummeled” by Phone-Hacking Scandal Exposed by Guardian Journalist Nick Davies; After Thwarting Flotilla, Israeli Navy Seizes Lone Gaza-Bound Ship that Eluded Greek Authorities; Israel Draws International Criticism For Sweeping Anti-Boycott Law.

Today’s Headlines

    * U.N. Issues Urgent Appeal for Somalia Famine
    * Aid Groups: Rich Nations Failed to Avert Somalia Crisis
    * U.N.: Less Than Half of Africa Appeals Met
    * Sanders Blasts Entitlement Cuts, Tax Cuts in Deficit Talks
    * Murdoch Returns to U.S., Cameron Refuses to Apologize for Coulson Hiring
    * Texas Executes Death Row Prisoner over Victim’s Objection
    * Media Ban Imposed as California Prison Hunger Strike Enters 4th Week
    * Obama Admin Backs Repeal of DOMA
    * House Measure Would Restore Global Gag Rule
    * Montana Judge Blocks Movement of Oil Equipment
    * NLRB Judge: SEIU, Kaiser Colluded to Influence Union Vote
    * Ortega Proposes Nicaraguan Referendum on $17B World Court Judgment from U.S.
    * Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant