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Democracy Now! – August 5, 2011

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Cargill Meat Recall Heightens Fears Budgets Cuts Will Weaken Oversight, Threaten Public Health; Secretive Corporate-Legislative Group ALEC Holds Annual Meeting to Rewrite State Laws; Secretive Corporate-Legislative Group ALEC Holds Annual Meeting to Rewrite State Laws; New Exposé Tracks ALEC-Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers with Prison Labor; Jury Still Out on New Orleans Police Accused of Shooting Unarmed Katrina Survivors on Danziger Bridge.

Today’s Headlines

    U.S.: 29,000 Children Have Died in Somalia Famine
    Toll Rises in Syrian Gov’t Attack on Hama
    Rebels Claim Gaddafi’s Son Killed in Air Strike
    Libyan Regime: NATO Attack Kills 3 Civilians
    Obama Admin OKs Shell Drilling in Arctic Ocean
    U.N.: Shell Responsible for Over $1 Billion in Damage to Niger Delta
    Shells Admits Fault for 2 Nigeria Spills
    Pentagon Chief Warns of Spending Cuts
    U.S. Veteran Allowed to Sue Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for Torture
    Obama, Congress Reach Deal on FAA Shutdown
    Japan Fires 3 Bureaucrats for Nuclear Crisis
    Italian PM Pushes Austerity Deal