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      SOME SAY SUICIDE WAS PR, OTHERS SAY SHUT GITMO DOWN
      Arab News, 13-06-2006
      Agencies MIAMI, 13 June 2006 — Pressure mounted yesterday within the United States and from abroad to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp following the suicides of three «enemy combatant» detainees over the weekend.

The suicides of three Arab detainees at Guantanamo show that the US prison cam >>>


      SUDAN, ERITREA HOLD SUMMIT
      Arab News, 13-06-2006
      Agence France Presse KHARTOUM, 13 June 2006 — The presidents of Sudan and Eritrea met yesterday for the first time in five years, setting the stage for landmark peace talks aimed at ending the simmering civil conflict in eastern Sudan. Eritrean President Esaias Afeworki was welcomed by his Sudanese counterpart Omar Bas >>>


      SYRIA SATISFIED ‘IN PRINCIPLE’ WITH HARIRI KILLING PROBE
      Arab News, 13-06-2006
      Agence France Presse DAMASCUS, 13 June 2006 — Syria is satisfied «in principle» with a new UN report into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Information Minister Mohsen Bilal said in remarks published yesterday.

«In principle, Syria is satisfied with the report of the >>>


      ‘FAJITAGATE‘: 2 SFPD OFFICERS TO PAY $46K
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      SAN FRANCISCO –– Two police officers accused of beating two men in an argument over a bag of steak fajitas were ordered to pay a total of $46,000 to the victims in a civil judgment Monday.

Adam Snyder and Jade Santoro had sued Officers Matthew Tonsing, David Lee and Alex Fagan Jr. _ son of then&nda >>>


      2 BODIES MISSING AFTER PLANE CRASH FOUND
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      PROVO, Utah –– Searchers on Monday recovered the bodies of two of the three men killed when their small plane crashed in Utah Lake during a storm last week.

Blaine Pugmire, of Springville, who would have turned 32 Monday, was flying two other men in the singe–engine turboprop when it crashed >>>


      BOTTLERS, STATES AND THE PUBLIC SLUG IT OUT IN WATER WAR
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By David A. FahrentholdWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 12, 2006; A03 FRYEBURG, Maine –– The problem with Lovewell Pond, Howard Dearborn thinks, is the water that‘s not in it.

Dearborn, who has lived on the pond‘s shores since the early 1'50s, says its water has turned from >>>


      EUGENE SOLDIER REFUSES TO DEPLOY TO IRAQ
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      EUGENE, Ore. –– A 21–year–old woman who refused to deploy with her Army unit to Iraq for a second tour has been arrested and will be returned to Fort Lewis, Wash., Eugene police said Monday.

Eugene Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Stronach said Spec. Suzanne Swift, 21, told officers she did n >>>


      FLORIDA BRACES FOR EARLY–ARRIVING ALBERTO
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; A03 MIAMI –– Thousands of residents along Florida‘s Gulf Coast were ordered to evacuate Monday as Tropical Storm Alberto, which had intensified unexpectedly, threatened to become the state‘s earliest hurricane in decades to ma >>>


      FLORIDA ON ALERT AS TROPICAL STORM NEARS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      TAMPA, June 11 –– Most of Florida‘s west coast was under a tropical storm watch Sunday as the first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season spun over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to bring heavy rain in the next few days.

By midday, Tropical Storm Alberto had maximum sustained win >>>


      FOR MANY OF KATRINA‘S YOUNG VICTIMS, THE SCARS ARE MORE THAN SKIN DEEP
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– This year‘s hurricane season has just begun, and already it is producing a new surge of anxiety in Gulf Coast children.

Children at a day–care center in Gautier, Miss., ask their caregivers every day: "Did you watch the Weather Channel? What does the Weather Channel >>>


      FORECASTS ON DEMAND
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Kim HartWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; D01 As the first severe storm of hurricane season barrels toward Florida‘s Gulf Coast today, some weather forecasters are hoping residents look to their cellphones instead of the darkening skies.

WeatherBug, a weather information service base >>>


      IN NATURE, PLENTY OF ANIMALS PASS THE PATERNITY TEST
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      Only six more days until the holiday of, "I love you, even though . . ." You‘ve seen the cards. The ones that go like: When diapers needed changing You rarely left your rocker You didn‘t make us breakfast Or pick us up from soccer You never do the laundry Let‘s face it, you‘re a cad Bu >>>


      INDEPENDENT PROBE URGED FOR SUICIDES OF DETAINEES
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      Human rights groups and defense lawyers yesterday called for an independent investigation into the three detainee suicides at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, questioning the military‘s preliminary explanation of how the men killed themselves and the way U.S. officials have characterized the d >>>


      JUSTICES OPEN DOOR FOR INJECTION CASE
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      The Supreme Court gave the green light for a Florida death row inmate to challenge that state‘s lethal–injection procedures through a federal civil rights lawsuit, in a unanimous ruling that underscored the pivotal role of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the court‘s death–penalty jurisprudence.
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      MERCURY WARNINGS A NEW PART OF TRIBE‘S TRADITION
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      MOLE LAKE, Wis. –– Tina and Rick Van Zile are members of the Mole Lake Ojibwe tribe here in northern Wisconsin. Each spring for more than 15 years, they have gone spearfishing together, engaging in a tradition for their tribe and gathering food that is vital to their diet.

But in recent years they >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      Mississippi to Host Summit on Obesity JACKSON, Miss. –– Gov. Haley Barbour is no stranger to Southern cooking, but he is concerned about Mississippi‘s growing reputation as one of the fattest, unhealthiest states in America.

On Thursday, Barbour will host the Healthy Mississippi Summit, where >>>


      NEW AID FOR STORM FORECASTERS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 12, 2006; A1' MIAMI –– Scientists at the National Hurricane Center normally deliver findings in a just–the–facts style of prose: wind speeds, pressure readings, compass points. But their description of last year‘s Hurricane Wil >>>


      POLICE RUN OVER, KILL SUNBATHER IN CALIF.
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      OXNARD, Calif. –– Two police officers patrolling the beach in an SUV on Monday ran over and killed a sunbather, authorities said.

The officers did not immediately realize they ran over the woman and continued driving, police Cmdr. Tom Chronister said in a statement.

The officers, who were >>>


      RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGE U.S. TO BAN TORTURE
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      Twenty–seven religious leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, have signed a statement urging the United States to "abolish torture now

–– without exceptions." The statement, being published in ne >>>


      THREE DETAINEES WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE ARE IDENTIFIED
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      The top commander for the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, compared the three suicides there over the weekend to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in that everyday objects were turned into weapons.

Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, chief of the Southern Command, told reporters yesterday that the prisoners turned >>>


      TWO PRESUMED DEAD IN BLAST AT IOWA PLANT
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      MIDDLETOWN, Iowa –– Two workers at an Army ammunition plant were presumed dead after an explosion Monday, officials said.

The blast at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant destroyed a bay extending from the main building, which was also damaged. The cause had not been released Monday night.

Two >>>


      VIOLENT CRIME RISES IN U.S.
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; A01 Violent crime in 2005 increased at the highest rate in 15 years, driven in large part by a surge of killings and other attacks in many Midwestern cities, the FBI reported yesterday.

The FBI‘s preliminary annual crime report showed an ove >>>


      10–TERMER WELDON LEARNS TO RUN HARD
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      BRYN MAWR, Pa. –– For 20 years, Rep. Curt Weldon has lived the charmed life of a member of Congress from a safe district.

Instead of traveling home every recess, the Pennsylvania Republican flew to hot spots such as Libya, North Korea and Russia. He brashly rapped Republican and Democratic administ >>>


      A BUSH AIDE‘S BLUNT WORDS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; A1' Bill Clinton is a "virtuoso deceiver" and Hillary Rodham Clinton a "true chameleon" guilty of "self–serving behavior, comparative radicalism, and dubious personal morality." Al Gore is a "mad dog" kno >>>


      A THIRST FOR BLACK INK FROM GOOD PAPERS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      The New York Times is once again under attack. This time, though, the attack is not related to its coverage of Iraq or to Jayson Blair or Judith Miller or even that ridiculous front–page piece it did on the Clintons‘ marriage

–– an article that caused eyestrain from trying to read betwe >>>


      AGENCY WARNS WORKERS ABOUT SECURITY BREACH
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      SEATTLE –– The U.S. Department of Energy warned about 4,000 current and former workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation that their personal information may have been compromised after police found a 1''6 list with workers‘ names and other information in a home.

The discovery marks t >>>


      ARIZONA RACE TESTS A HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Peter SlevinWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 12, 2006; A04 TEMPE, Ariz. –– The Republican in the race is a firebrand by disposition and design. The Democrat is so low–key his advisers make a point of saying he really is energetic.

The Republican is an immigration hawk who favors cr >>>


      BUSH SAYS IRAQ‘S NEW AL QAEDA CHIEF IN US SIGHTS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) – President George W. Bush vowed on Monday that Abu Musab al–Zarqawi‘s successor as al Qaeda‘s chief in Iraq would be "on our list" of targets and said U.S. troops must stay for now to help secure the country.

Confronting low public approval rati >>>


      BYRD TRULY THE ELDER STATESMAN
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; A06 Robert C. Byrd, a champion of classical oratory in the Senate and pork barrel spending back home, yesterday became the longest–serving senator in U.S. history.

The West Virginia Democrat marked his 17,327th day in the Senate by v >>>


      DEALT A DIFFICULT HAND, TRADE OFFICIAL PRESSES ON
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Paul BlusteinWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; D01 Yesterday was Susan C. Schwab‘s first full day as U.S. trade representative, and she promptly made it clear that she views her appointment in much different terms than Washington‘s chattering classes.

Yes, she knows that pundit >>>


      DEMOCRATS SLAM REPUBLICANS OVER IRAQ RESOLUTION
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives on Monday introduced a resolution they said would be the springboard for a thorough debate on the Iraq war, but Democrats decried it for dealing broadly with the war on terrorism instead focusing on Iraq.

The House later this week is to d >>>


      FINDING FAULT WITH LOGIC OF CONGRESS‘S E–MAIL PLAN
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      Congress to Lobby Groups: Drop Dead! That could be the headline on the latest development from the House of Representatives. Last month the House quietly began to make it harder for interest groups to send large numbers of e–mails to lawmakers.

Increasingly, citizens are being forced to demonstrate a bas >>>


      IN SEARCH OF A NEW NEW DEAL
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      There is no sturdier liberal or Democratic slogan than "Jobs, jobs, jobs." But liberals have a problem: The old capitalist job–production machine is not working the way it used to. The venerable promise that new (progressive) leadership will create masses of well–paying jobs is harder to make and >>>


      LOOPHOLE A SPIGOT FOR E–MAIL
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Jeffrey H. BirnbaumWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 11, 2006; A06 A new loophole in election spending regulations is likely to produce a torrent of unsolicited e–mails to voters –– and widespread complaints about political spam –– as the midterm elections approach this fall, pol >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      Democrats slam Republicans over Iraq resolution WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives on Monday introduced a resolution they said would be the springboard for a thorough debate on the Iraq war, but Democrats decried it for dealing broadly with the war on terrorism instead focusing on >>>


      ROMNEY RAISES FUNDS FOR POSSIBLE 2008 BID
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      BOSTON –– If you want to know how Republican Gov. Mitt Romney is raising money for a possible 2008 presidential bid, check out his itinerary.

Within seven days, the Republican made two appearances in Utah, including one on Monday, tapping fellow Mormons and those who liked his work running the 2002 >>>


      SAFAVIAN CASE GOES TO JURORS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Jeffrey H. BirnbaumWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 13, 2006; A06 The trial of former federal procurement official David H. Safavian went to the jury yesterday, as a prosecutor in closing arguments accused him of lying to federal investigators to conceal the fact that he was "doing Jack Abramoff‘ >>>


      SCHUMER GETS COLD SHOULDER FOR ENDORSEMENT
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      It‘s not yet clear whether Sen. Charles E. Schumer‘s endorsement of James Webb over Harris Miller in today‘s Democratic Senate primary in Virginia will help move votes. But it did move money –– away from Schumer (N.Y.) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee he leads.

The >>>


      SENATOR LINKS U.N. FUNDING, ACCOUNTABILITY
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      UNITED NATIONS –– An American lawmaker said Monday that any U.S. financial support for the renovation U.N. headquarters depends on how the money will be used and the transparency of the process.

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who serves on a financial management subcommittee in the Senate, >>>


      STATES‘ CHANGES RESHAPE MEDICAID
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      After winning greater freedom from federal Medicaid rules, states are moving aggressively to transform the nation‘s largest public health insurance program, adding fees, restricting benefits and creating incentives for patients to take responsibility for their health.

The changes are just beginning in se >>>


      TASTE A CUPFUL OF PASSION
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      This would be the logical time for George W. Bush to invade another country or two, since the soldiers monitoring the early–warning systems of most potential invadees will be glued to their television sets instead of their radar screens. I wouldn‘t try Iran, though. The Iranians got creamed in their World C >>>


      THE DEMOCRATS, KEEPING A CIVIL TONGUE
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) is promising that things are going to change big time if the Democrats capture control of the House in November.

Former majority leader Tom DeLay ‘s resignation, she wrote last week in a piece in The Hill newspaper, "brings to an end what the >>>


      THE WRONG WAY TO SWAY EGYPT
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      There are many in Washington who think that Egyptian politics turned around last spring because of President Bush‘s demonstrated resolve to promote political change in that country. They further believe that the leadership in Cairo reverted to its bad old ways when Bush‘s attention strayed.

They ar >>>


      WHY D.C. NEEDS A NEW LIBRARY
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      District of Columbia residents have a rare opportunity to replace our downtown central library with a beautiful, welcoming, clean and modern building that can stand as an emblem of everything good and inspiring about our city. This new library would serve everyone and be a place that raises our expectations about how a >>>


      A POET WHO ‘NEVER SOLD HER PEN OR SOUL‘
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      The voice of poet Simin Behbahani rises, soothing the wounds of Iranians betrayed by a revolution that has curtailed their rights and failed to deliver social justice.

To stay alive, you must slay silence . . . to pay homage to being, you must sing . At 7', the revered poet has only peripheral vision, but >>>


      BUSH, ADVISERS REVIEW IRAQ STRATEGY
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      5:45 PM President Bush today opened a two–day meeting on Iraq with top advisers at the Camp David presidential retreat and said he would soon be receiving a new military recommendation on U.S. troop levels.

In a news briefing at the end of the first day‘s sessions, Bush also indicated that U.S. for >>>


      FATAH OFFICERS ATTACK HAMAS SITES IN WEST BANK
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Scott WilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, June 13, 2006; A14 JERUSALEM, June 12 –– Several hundred members of the Fatah–dominated Palestinian security services shot up or set fire to two official buildings associated with the rival Hamas movement in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monda >>>


      IN AFRICA, CHINA TRADE BRINGS GROWTH, UNEASE
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Craig TimbergWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, June 13, 2006; A14 JOHANNESBURG –– Every time newspaper publisher Trevor Ncube visits his native Zimbabwe, he said, there seem to be more Chinese. He sees them shopping at boutiques, driving fancy cars, picking up their children from elite private scho >>>


      JAPAN WARY OF PLAN FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Anthony Faiola and Dafna LinzerWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, June 13, 2006; A14 TOKYO, June 12 –– Despite months of pressure from Washington, Japan has become increasingly reluctant to join a Bush administration plan for sanctions against Iran if negotiations fail to resolve concerns over the c >>>


      N. KOREA SAID READYING MISSILE TEST: US OFFICIALS
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      1:4' AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea is making plans to test an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States and the launch could come soon, U.S. officials said on Monday.

One official told Reuters there was some debate over whether Pyongyang would follow through on the >>>


      NEW ZEALAND DEPORTS ROOMMATE OF '/11 HIJACKER
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 12 –– New Zealand‘s prime minister defended on Monday her government‘s decision to deport a former roommate of one of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers.

The New Zealand government said Saturday that Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali, a citizen of Yemen, was deported >>>


      OFFICIALS DETAIL ZARQAWI‘S LAST HOUR
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      June 13, 2006; A01 BAGHDAD, June 12 –– Insurgent leader Abu Musab al–Zarqawi lived for 52 minutes, in and out of consciousness, before he succumbed to massive internal injuries caused by the concussive blasts from two 500–pound bombs dropped by a U.S. fighter jet, U.S. military officials in Bagh >>>


      ROVE‘S SPEECH TO N.H. REPUBLICANS KEEPS TO PARTISAN LINE
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      A07 MANCHESTER, N.H., June 12 –– The Bush administration is said to have a new playbook, with a more inclusive attitude toward critics and an openness to skeptical debate.

Karl Rove, apparently, still has his copy of the old playbook. In a speech to New Hampshire Republican officials here Monday ni >>>


      RUSSIAN PARTY ASKS YOUNG: WHO WANTS TO BE A DEPUTY?
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      LIPETSK, Russia –– To the list of contest prizes that stoke fantasies worldwide –– riches, fame, a dream date, a new washer–dryer –– add another: a seat in parliament.

Shunning pinstripes for shorts and bathing suits, a group of potential legislators was unveiled at a >>>


      SEVEN BOMBS KILL AT LEAST 24 IN IRAQ‘S KIRKUK
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Seven apparently coordinated bomb attacks killed at least 24 people in the northern Iraqi oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.

The bombings occurred a day after al Qaeda in Iraq named a successor to its leader Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, who was ki >>>


      SMOKE OF IRAQ WAR ‘DRIFTING OVER LEBANON‘
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Anthony ShadidWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, June 12, 2006; A01 TRIPOLI, Lebanon –– Abu Haritha still carries traces of the battles he fought in Iraq, 500 miles away.

On his hand is a black ring, a gift from a fellow insurgent after he was wounded in the torso in Fallujah by shrapnel. &q >>>


      TAIWAN MPS SET BALL ROLLING TO OUST PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      TAIPEI (Reuters) – Opposition legislators in Taiwan launched a motion to oust President Chen Shui–bian at a special session of parliament on Tuesday, turning up the heat over a series of scandals involving Chen‘s family and former aides.

While the recall motion is unlikely to pass, it deepens >>>


      TURKEY CLEARS HURDLE WITH E.U.
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      By Paul TaylorReutersTuesday, June 13, 2006; A18 LUXEMBOURG, June 12 –– Turkey took its first step in detailed membership talks with the European Union on Monday, after the 25–country bloc overcame objections from Cyprus that are likely to return to dog Turkey‘s application every step of the way >>>


      U.S. TROOPS KILL 7 INSURGENTS IN RAID
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– U.S. troops killed seven insurgents and captured three others in a Monday raid that also left two children dead not far from the safehouse where terrorist Abu Musab al–Zarqawi died in a U.S. bombing raid.

The military said the insurgents belonged to a terrorist cell with ties >>>


      US ARMY TRUCK KILLS ONE AFGHAN IN ROAD ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 13-06-2006
      KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. military truck rammed into a motorcycle in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least one person, police said, about two weeks after a similar accident sparked violent anti–American riots in the city.

The U.S. military confirmed the crash and said one child was possibl >>>


      ASDA UNDER THREAT OF PROSECUTION FOR UNION BUSTING
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      GMB prepares to take industrial and legal action Supermarket chain denies plans to employ ‘scabs‘ David Hencke, Westminster correspondent Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Asda could become the first company in Britain to be prosecuted for union busting under laws passed last year.

Shop stewards f >>>


      BLAIR REFUSES TO BACK OLMERT‘S WEST BANK PLAN
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Leaders speak after Downing Street meeting Negotiated settlement ‘only way forward‘ Ewen MacAskill, diplomatic editor Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Ehud Olmert and Tony Blair. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Tony Blair refused yesterday to endorse publicly the plan by the Israeli prime ministe >>>


      BLAIR: WE HAVE ‘DONE MASSES‘ FOR LABOUR SUPPORTERS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland and agencies Tuesday June 13, 2006 Tony Blair told union activists today that the government had "done masses" to improve the lives of working people, as he was warned that traditional Labour supporters were feeling "disillusioned and betrayed".

Mr Blair gave >>>


      CHARLES HAUGHEY
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      politician of his generation, and left few people in the Irish Republic unmoved.

Several times his political career faltered in a morass of allegations and revelations about his conduct – public and private – but each time he confounded his critics to emerge triumphant.

Only in old age and >>>


      CLIMATE CHANGE A BIGGER SECURITY THREAT THAN TERRORISM, SAYS REPORT
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Richard Norton–Taylor Monday June 12, 2006 The Guardian The government‘s obsession with the "war on terror" is counterproductive and distracting politicians from more fundamental threats to global security, a leading UK thinktank warns today.

The most likely causes of future conflict are >>>


      CONFLICT OVER ZERO TOLERANCE IN THE NHS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Monday June 12, 2006 The Guardian Under new proposals from NHS security management, patients who are "abusive" will face fines of up to 1,000 and may be removed from NHS premises (Report, June 10). This consolidates the already well–established zero–tolerance polices in operation. When these polic >>>


      DOING THE WOOLSACK HOP
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Simon Hoggart Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian The Commons chamber was almost empty, but the House of Lords was packed and buzzing. Lords love their work. They specially love the admission of new peers. It is like proof of life after death.

There were two arrivals yesterday. They have a new, slimmed down cer >>>


      FAMILIES GIVEN RIGHT TO CHALLENGE CORONERS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Reforms allow for second opinion in inquests Disasters and Shipman case prompted changes Alan Travis, home affairs editor Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Bereaved families are to be given new powers to challenge coroner‘s decisions and some inquests will be held behind closed doors as a result of sweeping chan >>>


      FIGHTING FOR SECOND PLACE?
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      It will be a tall order for Labour or the Lib Dems to overturn the Tory majority in Bromley and Chislehurst, especially as most voters will be more interested in the outcome of the World Cup than the byelection, writes Ros Taylor Monday June 12, 2006 Bob Neill‘s World Cup poster. The Tory candidate has promised n >>>


      LIB DEMS ARTICULATE THE 4RS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Rebecca Smithers, education editor Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian A social commission to encourage "big thinking" and stimulate new policies on primary education – with a particular focus on raising standards of speaking and listening among young people – will be announced today by the Liberal >>>


      MAYOR ACCUSES IPCC OVER POLICE CHIEF ‘SMEAR‘
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Press Association Tuesday June 13, 2006 Ken Livingstone today accused the police watchdog of helping to "smear" the embattled Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Ian Blair.

The London mayor turned his fury on the Independent Police Complaints Commission amid calls for Sir Ian to quit over the killi >>>


      MOD SCIENTISTS WILL NOT FACE CHARGES FOR HUMAN EXPERIMENTS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Press Association Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Government scientists who carried out experiments on humans between 1'3' and 1'8' will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday.

Between 2001 and 2003 Wiltshire police submitted a number of files to the prosecution servi >>>


      NAKED CIVIL SERVANTS PROMPT INQUIRY AT DEFRA OFFSHOOT
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      David Ward Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian The Rural Payments Agency exists to hand over cash to farmers, carry out rural inspections, keep track of cattle movements and ponder subjects such as milk payments and the reform of the common agricultural policy.

Important work, if a little lacking in excitement. >>>


      NEW TASKFORCE TO FOCUS ON ALLEVIATION OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Patrick Wintour Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian The government‘s nine–year–old social exclusion unit is to be shut and its work transferred to a smaller taskforce in the Cabinet Office responsible for trying to persuade Whitehall departments to focus on the most severely excluded.

The new >>>


      OUR FIGURES DO ADD UP
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian It is obviously true that raising tax and NI thresholds on low earners does not directly benefit the very poor, who have no taxable income (Leaders, June '). But it does cut the disincentives to work for those on low pay, which are created by high marginal rates of tax and benefit >>>


      PAEDOPHILE CASE IGNITES SENTENCES ROW
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Reid weighs in over ‘unduly lenient‘ tariff for man who assaulted 3–year–old Alan Travis, home affairs editor Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Judges queue outside Westminster Palace. Photograph: Chris Young/PA

The battle between the government and "unduly lenient" judges in >>>


      SHOT MAN DEMANDS APOLOGY
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday June 13, 2006 Abul Koyair, 20, and Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23 at a press conference in east London, near the scene of the June 2 anti–terror raid in Forest Gate.

Photo: Johnny Green, PA The man shot in the east London terror raid described today how a police officer fired at him >>>


      TIME FOR THE ENGLISH TO HAVE A PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Jackie Ashley (Comment, June 12) is correct that the Conservative policy of "English votes on English matters" will bring about the termination of the union. Not least because it will amount to trying to have two parliaments inside the one union parliament and creating the a >>>


      TORIES LAUNCH ‘POP IDOL‘ CONTEST TO FIND MAYORAL CANDIDATE
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Will Woodward, chief political correspondent Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian The Conservatives have thrown open the contest to be their candidate for London mayor by allowing all voters in the capital – not just party members

– to register their choice by phone or text message. David Cameron yes >>>


      ULSTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL SURVIVAL TIED TO RENEWAL OF DEVOLUTION
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Owen Bowcott, Ireland correspondent Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Plans to abolish Northern Ireland‘s grammar schools were tied in to the peace process yesterday, offering unionists an awkward incentive: the opportunity to save selective education by reaching a deal with republicans on devolution.

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      ULSTER UNIONIST COUNCILLOR DEFECTS TO CONSERVATIVES
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Owen Bowcott Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian An Ulster Unionist councillor has defected to the Conservative party and become the only Tory representative in Northern Ireland.

Peter Bowles, 25, said he was quitting the UUP in protest at its alliance with David Ervine of the Progressive Unionist party in the >>>


      UNIONS FIGHT TORY PLAN FOR CAP ON POLITICAL PARTY DONATIONS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Cameron limit ‘would cost Labour 3'm in four years‘ Evidence to parliament seeks curbs on spending Patrick Wintour, political editor Tuesday June 13, 2006 The Guardian Union leaders have sent a warning to Tony Blair not to back Tory plans to impose a 50,000 cap on donations to political parties, includi >>>


      YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Yesterday in parliament Yesterday in parliament Prime minister‘s questions Yesterday in parliament Simon Hoggart‘s sketch MPs‘ groups told to come clean over lobbyist funds Yesterday in parliament, May 25 session Yesterday in parliament 'am Yesterday in parliament Press Association Tuesday June 13 >>>


      ‘FAJITAGATE‘: 2 SFPD OFFICERS TO PAY $46K
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 6:16 AM SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two police officers accused of beating two men in an argument over a bag of steak fajitas were ordered to pay a total of $46,000 to the victims in a civil judgment Monday.

Adam Snyder and Jade Santoro had sued Officers Matthew Tonsing, David Lee and Alex >>>


      2 BODIES MISSING AFTER PLANE CRASH FOUND
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 6:16 AM AP Photo UTGF101 PROVO, Utah (AP) – Searchers on Monday recovered the bodies of two of the three men killed when their small plane crashed in Utah Lake during a storm last week.

Blaine Pugmire, of Springville, who would have turned 32 Monday, was flying two other men in the >>>


      75,000 FORCES TO BE DEPLOYED IN BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 1:31 PM AP Photo BAG113 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi security forces planned to deploy tens of thousands of soldiers in Baghdad Wednesday as part of Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s ambitious plan to crack down on security in the >>>


      ALBERTO STRENGTHENS, THREATENS FLA. COAST
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 5:31 AM AP Photo NY125 By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) – More than 20,000 people along Florida‘s Gulf Coast were ordered to clear out Monday as Alberto – the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season – unexpectedly picked up stea >>>


      AT LEAST 15 DEAD AS 2 CAR BOMBS HIT KIRKUK
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 6:16 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Two car bombs targeting police exploded within a span of 30 minutes in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 15, police said.

The first explosion was a parked car bomb targeting a police patrol Tuesday morn >>>


      BUSH REVIEWS IRAQ PLAN, SAYS OIL IS KEY
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 4:31 AM AP Photo MDEV112 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) – President Bush began a two–day strategy session on Iraq at Camp David on Monday, saying Iraq‘s neighbors should be doing more to help and suggesting the nation‘s vast supply of oil coul >>>


      BUSH: FUTURE OF IRAQ DEPENDS ON IRAQIS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 11:01 AM AP Photo MDEV10' By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) – Two years ago when an interim, caretaker government assumed political power from the U.S.–led coalition in Iraq, President Bush suggested that the Iraqis were ready to take off their training >>>


      CHARLES HAUGHEY, 4–TERM IRISH PM, DIES
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 1:46 PM AP Photo LON802 By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) – Charles Haughey, who served four terms as Ireland‘s prime minister in a career overshadowed by ethical questions, died Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his family said. He was 80.
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      CIVIL SERVANTS IN CHINA MUST DO WITHOUT
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 2:01 PM By ALEXA OLESEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – China ordered civil servants to do without cars, elevators and air conditioning Tuesday as part of an energy–saving awareness campaign.

The government targeted its employees with the one–day ban so that they >>>


      DEPUTIES EVICT FARMERS AT L.A. GARDEN
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 2:01 PM AP Photo CADD102 By JACOB ADELMAN Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dozens of sheriff‘s deputies descended on an urban garden near downtown around daybreak Tuesday and began evicting the farmers and their supporters from the 14–acre site, a spokesman for the farm >>>


      HALF OF LOST VOTER RECORDS FOUND IN DENVER
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 1:31 PM DENVER (AP) – More than half of the 150,000 voting records reported missing from city election offices have been found, raising hopes that they were simply misplaced during a move in February, not lost or stolen.

The lost microfilmed voter registration files records contain >>>


      HOAX SUSPECTED IN MISSING BOATERS REPORT
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 2:01 PM By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A distress call from nine people aboard a boat sinking in the Atlantic Ocean might have been a hoax, the Coast Guard said Monday.

There are some elements that just don‘t add up,‘‘ >>>


      HOSPITAL: ' DEAD IN ISRAELI AIR STRIKE
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 11:16 AM AP Photo JRL104 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A failed Israeli airstrike Tuesday against a car carrying militants along a main road in Gaza City killed nine Palestinians, including two schoolchildren, Palestinian hospital officials said.

The Israeli military said the militan >>>


      ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE KILLS 10 PALESTINIANS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 1:31 PM AP Photo JRL117 By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – An Israeli airstrike targeting a key figure in Palestinian rocket attacks killed 10 people Tuesday, including the militant, two children and three medical workers who rushed to the scene of an init >>>


      JUDGE HURRIES SADDAM‘S DEFENSE PROCEEDINGS
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 11:01 AM AP Photo JLS102 By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The chief judge in Saddam Hussein‘s trial said Tuesday‘s session would be the last day to hear defense witnesses, suggesting he wants to quickly wrap up the proceedings despite defense compl >>>


      JUDGE KICKS OUT SADDAM‘S HALF–BROTHER
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 11:01 AM AP Photo JLS102 By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The chief judge in Saddam Hussein‘s trial said Tuesday‘s session would be the last day to hear defense witnesses, suggesting he wants to quickly wrap up the proceedings despite defense compl >>>


      JUDGE WANTS TO WRAP UP SADDAM TRIAL
      Guardian, 13-06-2006
      Tuesday June 13, 2006 10:46 AM AP Photo JLS102 By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The chief judge in Saddam Hussein‘s trial said Tuesday‘s session would be the last day to hear defense witnesses, suggesting he wants to quickly wrap up the proceedings despite defense compl >>>



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