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Youssef Megahed Released as Government Loses Deportation Case Against Him

A Florida immigration judge has dismissed the deportation case against Youssef Megahed. The The 23 year old Florida Student was arrested by federal immigration agents in April just three days after a jury acquitted him on federal explosives charges. After hearing a week of evidence put forward by Homeland Security Attorneys, immigration judge Kenneth S. Hurewitz said "I don’t believe the government has met its burden in this case." He dismissed the case before the defense had to present any witnesses.

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August 21, 2009 |  Filed under  News, Arabs and Muslims in America

Supreme Court Orders New Hearing For Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a new evidentiary hearing for death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis. The court ruled that Davis should have another chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia puts him to death. Watch/Listen to Democracy Now! coverage of Troy Davis case.

August 17, 2009 |  Filed under  News, Troy Davis, Death Penalty

No Public Option in Secret Baucus Health Plan...Baucus Tops Congress in Campaign Funds From Private Health Industry

A bipartisan group of six Senators on the Senate Finance Committee has been working in secret for weeks to draft an alternative to President Obama’s plan to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system that does not contain a public insurance option, despite support for such an option from American voters. The Senate legislation was drafted during meetings in the office of committee chair, Max Baucus (D–MT). Last month, the Montana Standard reported Baucus has received more campaign money from health and insurance industry interests than any other member of Congress.

See our interview with the Montana reporter who broke the story

July 28, 2009 |  Filed under  News, Healthcare

Coup in Honduras: See full Democracy Now! coverage

Check out all of our coverage of the first coup d’etat in Central America in more than a quarter-century.

July 02, 2009 |  Filed under  News

Amy Goodman First Journalist to Win "Alternative Nobel"

New York City, NY – Award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely recognized as the world’s premier award for personal courage and social transformation. The annual prize, also known as the Alternative Nobel, will be awarded in the Swedish Parliament on December 8, 2008.

October 01, 2008 |  Filed under  News, Nobel Peace Prize

Charges Dropped Against DN! Journalists–Investigation Needed

The St. Paul City Attorney’s office announced Friday it will not prosecute Democracy Now! journalists Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman also issued a statement Friday that “the city will decline to prosecute misdemeanor charges for presence at an unlawful assembly for journalists arrested during the Republican National Convention.”

September 19, 2008 |  Filed under  News, RNC 2008

David Paterson Sworn In First Black Governor of New York

March 17, 2008 |  Filed under  News

Hours After Jeremy Scahill Exposé, Clinton Proposes Military Contractor Ban

Hours after Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill revealed Barack Obama would not “rule out” using private military companies like Blackwater Worldwide in Iraq, Hillary Clinton announced she would co-sponsor a measure to ban the use of Blackwater and other private military firms.

February 29, 2008 |  Filed under  News, Jeremy Scahill

East Timor President in critical condition after assassination attempt

President Jose Ramos-Horta in critical condition after two gunshots to the stomach and chest during a morning raid on his home be Timorese rebels. The home of former president and current Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao was also attacked, but Gusmao eluded his attackers.

February 10, 2008 |  Filed under  News

FCC Approves Rewriting of Media Ownership Rules

By a 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to relax the rules for companies seeking to own both a newspaper and television or radio station in the same city. FCC Chair Martin pushed the vote despite widespread opposition from lawmakers and the general public.

Related Democracy Now! coverage: Interview with Craig Aaron of Free Press || Interview with FCC Commissioners Adelstein and Copps

December 18, 2007 |  Filed under  News

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