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Democracy Now! – August 23, 2011

As Fighting Continues in Tripoli, A Look at Role of the U.S., NATO and Oil Firms in Libya Uprising; Over 160 Arrested in Ongoing Civil Disobedience Against Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline; Covering Up Wall Street Crimes: Matt Taibbi Exposes How SEC Shredded Thousands of Investigations.

Today’s Headlines

    Defying Reports of Capture, Gaddafi’s Son Makes Appearance In Tripoli
    Libya: U.S., NATO Forces Play Key Role in Rebel Push
    U.N.: Death Toll in Syrian Crackdown Surpasses 2,200
    South Sudan Cattle Raid Leaves Hundreds Dead
    Suspected U.S. Drone Crashes in Somalia
    Obama Admin Pressures NY Attorney General on Bank Settlement Over Questionable Foreclosure Tactics
    Goldman Sachs Share Prices Drop After CEO Hires High-Profile Defense Attorney
    Credit Rating Agency Whistleblower Speaks Out
    Presidential Hopeful Rick Perry Shuns His Own Book, “Fed Up”
    Texas Unemployment Rate Highest in Over Two Decades
    Amnesty Condemns Iran’s Harsh Sentence of U.S. Hikers
    Turkish Offensive Leaves 100 Dead in Iraq
    Mongolians Opposed to U.S. Nuclear Waste Dump Protest Biden Visit
    Canadian Opposition Leader Jack Layton Dies

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