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Democracy Now! – January 2, 2013

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So-Called Fiscal Cliff Averted as Congress Begins New Fight over Spending on Social Welfare Programs; Will Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Be Key Tactic in 2013 Battle Over Climate Change?; “An Enormous Loss”: Rebecca Tarbotton, Leading Environmentalist Dies in Swimming Accident.

January 2, 2013

    Obama to Sign “Fiscal Cliff” Bill After Weeks of Tense Talks
    House Leaders Draw Ire for Dropping Sandy Relief Package
    Obama Signs Bill to Extend Warrantless Wiretapping
    Grounded Oil Rig Sparks Fresh Concerns over Arctic Drilling
    India: Anti-Rape Outcry Follows Gang-Rape Victim’s Death
    Envoy Warns Syria Crisis Could “Turn into Hell”
    Ivory Coast: 61 Killed in Stampede
    7 Aid Workers Shot Dead in Pakistan
    Report: Iraqi Civilian Deaths Rise in “Low-Level War”
    North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Gives Rare New Year’s Speech
    Bolivia Nationalizes Operations of Spanish Firm Iberdrola
    Venezuelan VP: Chávez Aware His Health Status Is Complex
    Pope Blasts “Unregulated Financial Capitalism”
    North Carolina Governor Grants Pardons of Innocence to Wilmington Ten