Wednesday, June 21, 2000

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  • Wrongful Death Suit On Waco Raid Opens in Texas

    The $675 million wrongful death case against the government over the 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas opened yesterday. The suit consolidates nine civil cases filed by relatives and survivors of the government raid that resulted in the deaths of about 80 people-including at least 20 children.

  • Gary Graham Execution a Day Away

    This news from Texas — A top state senator has asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to hold a rare public hearing on the fate of death row prisoner Gary Graham. He is scheduled to be executed tomorrow at 6 p.m.

  • Supreme Court Strikes School Prayer

    In a crushing defeat for school-prayer supporters, the Supreme Court this week reaffirmed that praying in public schools must be private. By a 6-3 vote, the court barred officials from letting students lead stadium crowds in prayer before football games.

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    October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge its role in the genocide and to release CIA, military and other governmental records related to the mass killings. The United States provided the Indonesian army with financial, military and intelligence support at the time of the mass killings. Today we look at the pursuit of one Indonesian man confronting his...