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Democracy Now! – August 21, 2012

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Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comment Sheds Light on Paul Ryan’s Extreme Stance on Abortion; The Invisible Wounds of War: Number of Soldiers Committing Suicide Reaches Record High; Massacre in South Africa: Police Defend Killing of 34 Striking Workers at Platinum Mine.

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August 21, 2012

    Todd Akin Vows to Remain in Senate Race Despite Firestorm from “Legitimate Rape” Comment
    Romney Accuses Obama of False Claims on GOP Tax Plan
    Obama Defends Call for Romney to Release Tax Returns
    Correa: U.K. Raid to Grab Assange Would Be “Diplomatic Suicide”
    Ecuadoreans Show Support After Gov’t Grants Asylum to Julian Assange
    U.S. Denies Role in Assange Extradition Case
    Obama Threatens Military Action if Syria Uses Chemical Weapons
    Japanese Reporter Killed in Syria
    Ethiopian Prime Minister, U.S. Ally Meles Zenawi Dies at 57
    Venezuela: At Least 20 Dead in Prison Gunfight
    Court Rejects Parts of Immigration Laws in Georgia, Alabama
    U.S. Soldier Demoted, Sentenced to 3 Months for Hazing Death of Pvt. Danny Chen
    GOP Congressmember Apologizes for Nude Swim in Israel