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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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  • Police Entrapment in Terror Case? NYC Subway Bomb Plotter Says He Was Set Up By Paid NYPD Informant

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    On Monday, 24 year-old Pakistani immigrant Shahawar Matin Siraj was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb the Herald Square subway station in New York City. Attorneys for Siraj said he was set up by a police informant and that the informant was the one who pushed the bombing. Siraj had no explosives, no timetable for an attack and little understanding about explosives. We speak with Siraj’s defense attorney, Martin Stolar. [includes rush transcript]

  • Should State-Run Media Be Broadcast in the United States? A Debate on Radio and TV Marti Airing in South Florida

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    The Bush administration recently reached deals with two South Florida commercial Spanish-language TV and radio stations to broadcast Radio and TV Marti. The Martis are run by the U.S. government and have historically been beamed into Cuba as part of an effort to overthrow the Castro government. The deal comes despite a U.S law prohibiting broadcasting of propaganda inside the country. We host a debate on the issue. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Admin Shuts Door to Iraqis as Iraq’s Refugee Crisis Gets Worse

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    Ahead of President Bush’s expected announcement to send more troops to Iraq, we take a look at Iraq’s growing refugee crisis. The UN estimates one in eight Iraqis have fled their homes and that 1.7 million Iraqis are now displaced. Until recently, the Bush administration planned to settle only 500 Iraqi refugees in the United States this year. [includes rush transcript]