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Friday, August 29, 2003

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  • The Terminator As Predator? A Look at Arnold on Sex, Abuse, Drugs, & Women


    Yesterday Arnold Schwarzenegger was forced to respond to statements he made back in 1977 during an interview with the defunct Playboy publication OUI. In the interview he talks about his sex life, women, and drug use. We talk to the OUI interviewer and a rape survivor in California who said Maria Shriver told her if she were ever raped, her husband (Schwarzenegger) would leave her, considering her "damaged goods." [Includes Transcript]

  • North Korea Threatens To Test Nuclear Weapons Citing U.S. Hostility


    In response to what it perceives as hostility from the Bush administration, North Korea yesterday threatened to begin testing nuclear weapons. The threat came during six-nation talks in Beijing. We talk to Bruce Cumings of the University of Chicago and Korean organizer Seung Hye Suh. [Includes transcript]

  • Nigerian Woman Faces Stoning For Committing Adultery


    Amina Lawal, a 32-year old woman from Northern Nigeria’s Katsina province was sentenced to death on March 22 last year. She was told she would be buried up to her neck in sand and stoned to death after bearing a child outside wedlock.

  • Iraq Mosque Bombing in Najaf Kills Up To 20 Including Top Shiite Cleric


    Leading Shiite Muslim politician Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim was among the 20 people reportedly killed this morning when a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in the holy city of Najaf. The bomb exploded near the Tomb of Ali, one of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims.