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Wednesday, April 7, 1999

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  • Listeners Talk About Kosovo

    As NATO bombs continue to fall on Yugoslavia, listeners from across the country talk about how they are organizing against the war.

  • Rolando Cruz and Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Opening statements began yesterday in the trial of three former Illinois prosecutors and four sheriff’s deputies charged with railroading an innocent man and sending him to death row for 10 years. Rolando Cruz was accused of killing a 10-year old girl in 1983, but despite evidence that another man might have been the killer, prosecutors pressed on with the case against Cruz. He was freed as the result of a campaign by religious leaders, law school deans and journalists who were convinced that he was innocent.

  • U.S. Border Patrol

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