Tuesday, July 27, 1999

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  • Protests Block Road to Mall of America

    Today, 29 protestors were arrested while blocking a new road being constructed for the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Mall of America, outside of Minneapolis, is the United States’ largest mall, and the new road under construction rests on the native ancestral lands of such nations as the Mendota and Dakota. Organizations including Earth First, Women’s Earth Brigade, the American Indian Movement and other groups are involved in the protests.

  • Barry Mccaffrey Visits Colombia

    The United States’ top anti-drug official, Barry McCaffrey, is in Colombia, where a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft crashed during an anti-narcotics operation on Friday. Yesterday, expressing regret at the recent upsurge in the three-decade-old war, which he said had created more refugees than the fighting in Kosovo, McCaffrey described Colombia’s guerrilla war as a serious emergency.

  • Raymond Brown On the Death Penalty

    Raymond Brown is a trial lawyer and an anchor with Court TV. He covered the proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and anchored the program "War Crimes on Trial." Reporting from The Hague, he focused on the first trial for international war crimes violations since Nuremberg, and on providing background for the anticipated trials of the International Tribunal for Rwanda.

  • Sweeping Tax-Cut Bill Debate

    U.S. Senate Republicans and the White House dug in yesterday for a battle over a proposal to cut taxes by $792 billion over 10 years, casting doubt that a compromise will be hammered out anytime soon. The Senate is preparing to start debate Wednesday on the sweeping Republican measure, which would cut income and estate taxes and encourage Americans to save more for retirement.

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