News for 2009-08-29

Saturday, August 29, 2009
Iraqi Who Threw Shoes at Bush to Be Released Early
An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday. Muntadhar al-Zeidi's act of protest during Bush's last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old...
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Clash in Alabama Over Landfill’s Plans to Take Tennessee Coal Ash
UNIONTOWN, Ala. - Almost every day, a train pulls into a rail yard in rural Alabama, hauling 8,500 tons of a disaster that occurred 350 miles away to a final resting place, the Arrowhead Landfill here in Perry County, which is very poor and almost 70 percent black.
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A Sometimes Lonely Trek for Global Warming Awareness
On Route 11 north of Tuscaloosa, Ala., last April, a pickup truck pulled up next to Greta Browne, and a young man began lecturing her about global warming. He had seen Ms. Browne's T-shirt announcing that she was "Walking for the Climate," and he wanted to set her straight. Humans, he told her,...
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US Wants 20,000 More Troops to Fight Taliban
The commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan will ask for 20,000 more international troops as part of his new strategic plan for the alliance's war against a resurgent Taliban, The Independent has learned. The demand from General Stanley McChrystal will almost certainly lead to more British soldiers...
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