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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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  • Federal Prosecutors Decide Not to Indict Karl Rove in CIA Leak Case

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    Federal prosecutors have decided not to charge President Bush’s top advisor Karl Rove with any crimes in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. The prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has made no official statement but Rove’s attorney said early this morning that Fitzgerald announced the decision in a letter to him on Monday. [includes rush transcript]

  • Gaza Physician, British Journalist Refute Reported Israeli Military Investigation that Clears IDF, Blames Hamas for Deadly Beach Attack

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    Nine Palestinians, including two children, have been killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza Tuesday. We go to Gaza to speak with a reporter for the London Independent as well as a Palestinian physician who was at the hospital that received many of the victims of Friday’s deadly explosion on a beach in Northern Gaza that left eight Palestinians dead. The two contradict the reported findings of an Israel Defense Forces panel that concludes the IDF was not responsible for Friday’s bombing. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Confronting Confinement": Bi-Partisan Commission Criticizes Size, Conditions and Racial Make-Up of U.S. Prison System

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    The Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons argues the country’s prison system has fallen victim to overcrowding; overzealous incarceration; abuse; unaccountability and inadequate health care. Among its recommendations are to dramatically reduce the use of physical force and prisoner segregation. It also calls on expanding prisoner access to Medicare and Medicaid. [includes rush transcript]