Thursday, February 10, 2000

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  • Witness Testimony Surprises Defense at Murder Trial of New York Police Officers

    Catching defense attorneys by surprise, a woman called by the defense testified yesterday that someone yelled "Gun!" before an unarmed African man was shot to death by four white New York City police officers–but also said that they also kept firing after he was down.

  • Congress to Review $1.6 Million in Military Aid to Colombia

    In Europe this week, Colombian officials are continuing their tour with top commanders of the 17,000-strong Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the country’s largest guerrilla group, in an effort to jump-start peace talks aimed at ending a 35-year-old civil war.

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    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...