Friday, January 14, 2000

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  • South Carolina Confederate Flag Controversy

    The battle in South Carolina over the Confederate flag continues. This week, a coalition of state Republican lawmakers said they won’t consider removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol until the NAACP ends its economic boycott of the Palmetto State. [includes rush transcript]

  • Haitians Seek Immigration Equality

    Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday that politics should be kept out of the emotional case of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban shipwreck survivor who was found clinging to an inner tube after the boat he was on sank, drowning his mother and other Cuban refugees. Reno pleaded for Elian to be returned to his father in Cuba as soon as possible. [includes rush transcript]

  • US to Send Military Aid to Colombia

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrives in Colombia today, the highest-level US official to visit in a decade, for talks that will spell out proposals for massive military aid in the name of the war on drugs. [includes rush transcript]

  • Britain Refuses to Publish Pinochet Report

    Britain insisted yesterday that it will not publish a medical report saying that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is unfit to face trial, a move that could make it very difficult for Pinochet’s opponents to block his release from detention. [includes rush transcript]

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