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Democracy Now! – August 17, 2012

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Lawyer: Raid on Embassy to Arrest Assange Would Be “Unprecedented” Breach of Diplomatic Immunity; Daniel Ellsberg: I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange; Judge Upholds Penn. Voter ID Law; GOP Admits Law Designed to “Allow” Mitt Romney to “Win the State;” Pussy Riot Members Sentenced To 2 Years For Anti-Putin Protest; Feminist Rocker JD Samson Responds.

Headlines
August 17, 2012

    Britain Vows to Deny Assange Safe Passage
    At Least 70 Killed in Wave of Iraq Violence
    Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Killed 11, Including 7 U.S. Soldiers
    U.N. to End Monitoring in Syria, Saying Both Sides Have “Chosen the Path of War”
    Report: Assad’s Brother Maimed in Damascus Attack
    South African Police Open Fire on Striking Miners, Killing At Least 30
    Shell Blamed for New Oil Spill in Southern Nigeria
    U.S. Calls on Bahrain to Vacate Charges Against Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab
    Romney Says His Tax Rate Was At Least 13 Percent over the Past Decade
    Study: 26 Companies Gave More Money to Execs Than They Paid in Federal Taxes
    Report: July Marked 329th Consecutive Month with Above-Average Global Temperature
    Dallas OKs Pesticide Spraying to Curb West Nile Outbreak
    Chevron Sued over Massive Fire at California Refinery