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Monday, September 25, 2006

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  • Senate Judiciary Panel Looks at Detainee Deal
    The Senate Judiciary Committee begins considering the details of the agreement between the White House and GOP senators over how to interrogate detainees.
  • Long-Awaited Detainee Deal Short on Details
    Republican leaders in the Senate and White House have reached a deal on handling terrorism suspects, but many elements of the bill remain unclear. The language surrounding acceptable interrogation methods is vague, leading to potential misunderstandings of what would be permitted.
  • A Question of Fortitude in Iraq?
    President Bush says he wants to stay the course in Iraq. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr asks, "What course?"
  • Critics Blast Texas Plans for New 'Dirty' Coal Plants
    Texas utility companies have proposed building 17 new power plants over the next four years. The Lone Star State is already the nation’s leading polluter of the air.
  • A Top Chinese Official Is Fired in Corruption Probe
    The top Communist party boss in Shanghai has been fired for corruption, the highest-level official to be caught in an anti-graft drive in more than 10 years. Chen Liangyu, the Shanghai party secretary, was implicated in a probe of misused social security funds.
  • The 'Disappeared' in Sri Lanka
    In Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tigers have a reputation of killing rivals, and kidnapping children to serve in their ranks. Now, there are growing allegations that government security forces, or their proxies, are operating deaths squads with impunity.
  • Back to School, in Spurts and Starts
    As a new school year starts nationwide, quiet settles on homes once filled with the bustle and bicker of children. Commentator Julie Zickefoose relishes time to herself, until the phone rings.
  • Commercial Space Drive Takes a Stumble
    The drive to commercialize space travel took a slight stumble Monday in the New Mexico desert, where the first launch from Spaceport America failed to reach space. The unmanned 20-foot rocket, built by Connecticut-based UP Aerospace Inc., took off safely before flying erratically.
  • The Bonnie Prince, Onscreen And In Your Head
    Will Oldham is an enigmatic folk-rock musician — and actor — who performs under various monikers, including Palace, Palace Brothers, Palace Music, and Bonnie Prince Billy. In addition to playing a part in a new film, Oldham has a new CD out: The Letting Go.
  • Pentagon Asks for $25 Billion for War Equipment
    The Army is asking for an extra $25 billion to replace war-worn tanks and other equipment that has seen heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past several years. Army officials say that if they don't get the money, they'll be gambling the safety of U.S. troops in war zones.

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