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Tuesday, February 22, 2000

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  • Gore and Bradley Face Off at Historic Harlem Theatre

    On Monday night, Democratic presidential hopefuls Al Gore and Bill Bradley held their last New York debate before the March 7 primaries. They faced off at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem where Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan got their start. The CNN-Time sponsored event was kicked off with a question from the Reverend Al Sharpton on police brutality followed by questions on the death penalty, reparations, and other issues from other members of the audience. [includes rush transcript]

  • Closing Arguments in Diallo Case

    Closing arguments begin today in the Diallo murder trail. Four New York police officers, Richard Murphy, Sean Carroll, Edward McMellon and Kenneth Boss are charged with second degree murder for shooting Amadou Diallo to death on February 4, 1999. Diallo died in a hail of 41 bullets, having been hit 19 times. The officers are white. Diallo was black. We go live to the trial in Albany, New York, where the first defense lawyer is beginning his closing arguments. James Culleton is the defense attorney for Richard Murphy. Murphy shot four bullets at Diallo. [includes rush transcript]