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Democracy Now! – August 3, 2011

Rep. Donna Edwards on Why She Voted Against Debt Deal: “A Bad Framework for the Future”; Economist Dean Baker Predicts A “Really Bad Deal or No Deal” from Deficit “Super Committee”; Syrian Forces Attack Civilians in Hama as U.N. Security Council Wavers on Condemning Crackdown; Thousands Protest Widening Inequality in Israel, But Calls Ignore Occupation and Palestinian Rights; Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Opening of Mubarak Trial is “Defining Moment in Egypt’s History”

Today’s Headlines

    Obama Signs Debt Law Following Senate Passage
    Mubarak, Sons Make First Court Appearance Since Ouster
    U.N.: Horn of Africa Crisis Threatens 12.4 Million
    U.S. to Ease Terror Restrictions to Free Up Somalia Aid
    Syrian Troops Continue Crackdown in Hama
    Record-Level Radiation Detected at Stricken Japanese Plant
    Iraq Authorizes Talks on Prolonging U.S. Occupation
    NATO: Avoiding Afghan Civilian Casualties “Secondary”
    U.S., Afghan, Pakistan Officials Hold Trilateral Talks
    Members of U.S.-Backed Guatemalan Death Squad Convicted for 1982 Massacre
    Thousands Protest for West Papuan Independence
    Vets With PTSD Settle Health Benefits Lawsuit
    Congress Adjourns Without Resolution to FAA Stalemate


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