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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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  • Edwards Nearly Upsets Kerry in Wisconsin; Dean Attacks Democratic Establishment

    Edwardstrade

    Sen. John Kerry won the Wisconsin primary last night by 6% after Sen. John Edwards made a last minute surge. Howard Dean, who came in a distant third and said he is staying in the race, afterwards launched a scathing attack on the Democratic Party establishment and the other Democratic candidates. [includes transcript]

  • Haitian Prime Minister: "Coup D’Etat Machine in Motion"

    Haiticoffin

    Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune said international assistance was needed after nearly two weeks of violence in Haiti orchestrated by opponents of the government has left dozens of people dead. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is considering taking some role in the country and France said it would consider sending peacekeepers. [includes transcript]

  • Human Rights Groups Call On Bush To Press Tunisian President For Freedom and Reforms

    Benali

    President Bush is meeting with Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali at the White House today. Washington sees Tunisia as a key ally in the war on terror but human rights groups are calling on Bush to press Ben Ali to allow more freedoms and dissent in Tunisia where the government routinely beats dissidents and rights campaigners and muzzles the press. [includes transcript]

  • Thousands Of Gay Couples Marry in San Francisco As Conservatives File Suit To Block Marriages

    Gaymarriages

    In San Francisco, gay couples seeking marriage licenses flocked to City Hall for the fifth day after two conservative groups failed to block the marriages in two separate lawsuits in state court. [includes transcript]

  • Horns and Halos: The Strange Life and Death of JH Hatfield

    Hatfield

    We take a look at a new documentary titled "Horns and Halos" that follows JH Hatfield, the author of a controversial biography on George W Bush, and his publishing house Soft Skull Press. [includes transcript]