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Wednesday, December 6, 2000

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  • Gore Addresses Black Voter Disenfranchisement

    Justice Department representatives arrived in Florida yesterday to look into allegations that some African Americans there were deprived of their right to vote in the presidential election. [includes rush transcript]

  • Congress to Vote on Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants

    White House officials and Republican congressional leaders are nearing an agreement on a proposed amnesty for around 1 million undocumented immigrants who have been in the country at least 15 years. But they remain divided over President Clinton’s proposal to include more refugees from Haiti and Central America. Members of the Hispanic Caucus met yesterday with the president’s team to push for the amnesty. [includes rush transcript]

  • UN to Decide on Toxic Chemical Ban Treaty

    Activists from around the world have gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, where 120 nations are negotiating the terms of a global treaty that could ban some of the most toxic chemicals in the world. Some of these activists come from some of the world’s toxic hotspots, where cancer rates have soared because of environmental pollution. [includes rush transcript]

  • Europe Bans Meat-Based Cattle Feed As Result of Mad Cow Disease–Is U.S. Beef Safe?

    Alarmed at the spread of mad cow disease from Britain to Spain, France and Germany, the European Union this week announced the slaughter of all untested cows older than 30 months. It also imposed a total ban on feeding animal parts to livestock. [includes rush transcript]