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Thursday, October 4, 2007

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  • Memos Reportedly Authorized Harsh Interrogation
    The New York Times reported Thursday on two secret memos in which the Justice Department approved of "harsh" interrogation tactics for terrorism suspects — authorization that came as the Bush Administration was publicly denouncing torture.
  • White House Reacts to Interrogation Claims
    The Bush Administration is trying to damp down Congressional reaction to Thursday's New York Times report that the Justice Department approved violent torture techniques for detainees held by the United States.
  • Myanmar Monks Retreat Amid Crackdown
    As the crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators continues in Myanmar, the monks who led last month's protests are now keeping a low profile. Many are fleeing to Myanmar's border with Thailand.
  • Montana Town Awaits Asbestos Trial
    Federal prosecutors allege that W.R. Grace knew its mine in Libby, Mont., exposed people to asbestos, blamed in at least 200 deaths. An appeals court recently restored criminal indictments against company executives — a decision cheered by town residents.
  • Movie Boosts Traffic to 'Into the Wild' Shrine
    Christopher McCandless, the subject of the book Into the Wild, lived — and died — in a bus outside Denali National Park in Alaska. The bus became a shrine to him — but now, as a movie version of the book is released, a piece of that bus has been auctioned on eBay.
  • Scars of War Run Deep for Many Female Vets
    A record number of women are serving in the U.S. military — but not without a cost. Some are returning from Iraq with what psychologists call the "double whammy" of combat trauma and military sexual trauma — a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Reported Cases of Sexual Assault in Military Rise
    Since 2002, a nonprofit group has received 976 reports of sexual assault from military women serving in the area that includes Iraq and Afghanistan. That number is growing. Meanwhile, little punitive action has been taken against assailants.
  • Letters: School Shooting, Female Troops, Aphorisms
    Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' letters and e-mails. We hear feedback on our coverage of the shooting at a Nickel Mines, Pa., schoolhouse, women in combat, and aphorisms.
  • Sputnik Left its Mark on the Silver Screen
    All Things Considered film critic Bob Mondello examines Sputnik's impact on the silver screen.
  • Latest Incident Turns Attention to Blackwater's Past
    Last month's shooting incident in Baghdad involving employees of Blackwater USA has spurred interest in other incidents involving the private security contractor. Employee Andrew Moonen was accused of killing a bodyguard assigned to an Iraqi vice president. He was fired but has not been prosecuted for the killing.

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