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Democracy Now! – August 1, 2012

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Longtime Critic of U.S. Empire, Iconoclastic Writer Gore Vidal Dies at 86; As U.S. Postal Service Faces Default, Critics See Manufactured Crisis to Speed Up Privatization; Rep. Dennis Kucinich Unveils Movement-Fueled “Kucinich Action” to Continue Advocacy Post-Congress; DREAM Activist Speaks Out on Infiltrating Florida Detention Center to Find Wrongly Held Immigrants; First Soldier Tried in Hazing Death of Pvt. Danny Chen Gets 30-Day Term, Evades Homicide Conviction.

August 1, 2012

    Syria: Aleppo Violence Puts Residents at Risk
    Syrian Exiles Launch Rival Opposition Group
    Fatal Car Bombings Close One of Iraq’s Deadliest Months Since U.S. Withdrawal
    Report: U.S. Wastes Millions on Poorly-Run Projects in Afghanistan
    U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran
    Judge: EPA Exceeded Powers with Coal-Mining Regulations
    Illinois Governor Proposes Assault Weapons Ban
    Former Florida GOP Leader: Party Openly Discussed Suppressing African-American Vote
    Supreme Court Asked to Rule on California Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Texas: Tea Party Candidate Wins GOP Senate Nomination
    Avoiding Shutdown, Congressional Leaders Reach Budget Deal
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be First Latino to Give Keynote at Democratic National Convention
    India Restores Electrical Power After Outage Affects Hundreds of Millions
    Inter-American Court Deals Landmark Victory for Indigenous Rights
    Members of Russian Feminist Punk Group “Pussy Riot” Tried for Church Protest
    Iconic Author, Critic Gore Vidal Dies at 86