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Democracy Now! – August 2, 2011

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After Months of Partisan Wrangling, Wall Street & Pentagon Emerge Victorious on Debt Deal; As Ramadan Begins, Assad Regime Intensifies Deadly Crackdown on Syrian Protesters; Syrian Activist Razan Zaitouneh: Assad Regime the Lone “Terrorist Group” Inside Syria; Ahead of Mubarak Trial, Egyptian Forces Forcibly Remove Protesters from Tahrir Square.

Today’s Headlines

    House Backs Debt Deal, Senate Vote to Follow
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Returns to Capitol for Debt Vote
    22 Arrested Protesting Boehner in House Chamber
    U.N.: Africa Famine Will Spread Throughout Southern Somalia Absent “Massive Response”
    Radiation Hits Record High at Japanese Nuclear Plant
    Syrian Crackdown Escalates as Ramadan Begins
    Israel Kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank Raid
    Massive Protests Sweep Israel on Housing, Income Inequality
    Egyptian Military Storms Tahrir Square to Clear Protests
    Violence, Killings on Rise in Iraq
    Mullen: U.S. Troops Will Need Legal Immunity to Remain in Iraq
    Iraq Oil Contract Guarantees Compensation to BP
    Federal Judge Blocks Kansas from Defunding Planned Parenthood
    Admin Declares Birth Control Coverage Mandatory for Insurance Plans
    Supporters Allege Political Motive in Suspension of Climate Scientist