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Tuesday, August 31, 1999

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  • The Women of East Timor

    Three United Nations staff were reported killed today in an East Timor town briefly besieged by Indonesia-backed militias opposed to independence for the territory. [includes rush transcript]

  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds Hearings On Police Brutality in Los Angeles

    Federal authorities in California have opened an investigation into the El Monte Police Department’s fatal shooting of a 61-year-old grandfather during a narcotics raid in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, officials said yesterday.