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Democracy Now! – August 16, 2012

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Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Asylum; U.S. Seen as “Hidden Hand” Behind U.K. Threat to Raid Embassy; Undocumented Youth Line Up By the Thousands as Temporary Immigration Reprieve Takes Effect; “Back Off”: Assange Attorney Michael Ratner Urges U.K., U.S. to Respect Asylum Decision, Int’l Law; Mexican Poet, Activist Javier Sicilia Brings Peace Caravan Into US to Condemn Deadly Drug War.

August 16, 2012

    Ecuador Grants Asylum to Julian Assange
    Syria: Dozens Killed in Gov’t Attack on Azaz
    OIC Suspends Syria over Crackdown
    Pakistan Militants Attack Army Base Thought to Hold Nuclear Weapons
    Pennsylvania Judge Upholds Controversial Voter ID Law
    Security Guard Wounded in Shooting at Right-Wing Family Research Council
    Banks Subpoenaed in Probe over Libor Manipulation
    Report: Criminal Prosecutions for MF Global Failure Unlikely
    Wildfires Across Western U.S. Force Hundreds to Evacuate
    Biden Draws GOP Rebuke for “Chains” Remark
    GOP-Linked Group Accuses Obama of Politically Motivated National Security Leaks
    Bahraini Activist Nabeel Rajab Sentenced to 3 Years for Protesting U.S.-Backed Regime
    NATO Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills 11 People
    Tens of Thousands of Immigrants Line Up for Deferred Action Under New Policy