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Friday, December 1, 2006

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  • Facing Fierce Protest, Mexico’s Calderon Takes Power in Unprecedented Midnight Ceremony; Opposition Lawmakers Vow to Block Inauguration


    Felipe Calderon has taken over as Mexico’s president in an unusual midnight ceremony at the presidential residence in Mexico City. Opposition lawmakers are vowing to physically block him from being inaugurated in Congress. Meanwhile, tension remains high in the southern state of Oaxaca where the federal police are attempting to crush a popular uprising. [includes rush transcript]

  • Colorado Couple Win Battle to Keep Holiday Peace Wreath on Home


    A Colorado couple has won their battle to keep a holiday wreath shaped like a peace sign on the front of their house. Lisa Jensen and Bill Trimarco recently received a letter from the board of their homeowners association threatening them with fines of $25 a day unless they removed the peace wreath. [includes rush transcript]

  • Extraordinary Rendition Victim in U.S. to Appeal Lawsuit Dismissal


    Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen, was abducted by the CIA and flown to a secret prison in Afghanistan where he was tortured. He has traveled to the United States for the first time in an attempt to seek answers about his case. We play excerpts of a press conference he held with his attorneys this week in Washington DC. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hundreds to Attend Sean Bell Funeral, Community Leaders Criticize NYPD For Raids


    Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of Sean Bell today at the Community Church of Christ, in Jamaica, Queens. It is being held in the same church where the 23-year-old Bell was supposed to be married last Saturday to his high school sweetheart. Meanwhile, community leaders are now accusing the police of also harassing friends of Sean Bell when they raided an apartment in Queens and arrested four people who knew Bell. [includes rush transcript]