Wednesday, August 13, 1997

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    The Central Intelligence Agency is coming under fire again. A government- appointed and Congressionally-mandated panel of historians says that stonewalling by the CIA on the release of decades-old documents is making an official US diplomatic history the target of ridicule and scorn.


    Until the 1970s, there was only one known shelter for battered women. Today, largely because of the modern women’s movement, there are thousands of safe houses and battered women’s shelters all across the country.


    Amid the sound and fury of all the allegations of foreign influence peddling rocking the Democratic Party and the Clinton White House, one of Washington’s biggest foreign money players has eluded almost any mention in the mainstream media. That could be because the Reverend Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church own one of Washington, DC’s most influential, and right-wing newspapers — The Washington Times.

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