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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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  • Blackwater Chairman Defends Employees
    Erik Prince, the chairman of the private security company, Blackwater USA, has rejected allegations that his employees have acted inappropriately in Iraq and Afghanistan. The FBI is investigating Blackwater personnel for their role in a shooting two weeks ago that left 11 Iraqis dead.
  • Oversight of Blackwater a 'Grey Zone,' Author Says
    Robert Young Pelton, author of Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror, talks with Robert Siegel about how Blackwater USA operates in Iraq and who oversees the private security company.
  • Jury Awards $11.6 Million to Ex-Knicks Executive
    A federal jury has found that New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas sexually harassed Anucha Browne Sanders, a former top executive of the Knicks, by subjecting her to unwanted advances and insults. Madison Square Garden and its chairman are ordered to pay $11.6 million in damages.
  • Obama Marks His Early Opposition to Iraq War
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Barack Obama tries to set himself apart from other presidential contenders with a series of talks marking the fifth anniversary of his speech against the Iraq war. At the time, he was an Illinois state senator. Four of his opponents for the Democratic nomination were in the Senate then, and each supported the invasion.
  • County Apologizes to Emmett Till Family
    In the courthouse where the accused murderers of Emmett Till were tried and acquitted more than 50 years ago, Tallahatchie County, Miss., holds a memorial service for him, apologizes to his family, and unveils a historical marker.
  • Tensions Rise in Occupied Golan Heights
    Tensions increase along the Israeli-Syrian border. After an Israeli air strike in Syria last month, Israel has increased its military presence in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
  • On the Ground in Iraq: Three Women's Stories
    Sgt. Griselda Benavides and Lance Cpl. Mary Carnes of the U.S. Marines, and Army Staff Sgt. Laurie Perez Hawkins have all served in Iraq. They share their experiences in a war zone and their thoughts on the service of women in the military.
  • Sounds from an Impractical Homemade Engine
    Our SoundClip series continues with listener Larry Cottrill, who provides audio of a homemade pulse jet engine. It's very loud and very simple, and it can't be muffled. Therefore, it is impractical despite its efficiency.
  • A Quotable, Pithy Guide to Aphorists
    James Geary has gathered examples of what he calls the oldest and shortest literary art form on the planet — the aphorism — into a compendium, Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. He shares the rules he uses to identify an aphorism.
  • U.S. Forces See Opportunity as Sadr Regroups
    It has been a month since radical Shiite cleric Muktada al Sadr called on his militia to cease fire for six months so his Mehdi Army could reorganize and clean up its ranks. There has been a drop in violence since Sadr's announcement, and the U.S. military sees that as a possible opening it can exploit.

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