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PRE-ELECTION 2008 APPEAL -- FOCUS ON THE ISSUES
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Colombia Hostage Rescue Weakens Rebel Group, Could Initiate Peace Talks
Interview with Larry Birns, director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, conducted by Scott Harris
For story text and audio, http://btlonline.org/2008/btl071808.html#1hed
G-8 Summit Climate Change, Poverty Reduction Goals Criticized as Inadequate
Interview with Neil Watkins, national coordinator with the Jubilee USA Network, conducted by Scott Harris
For story text and audio, http://btlonline.org/2008/btl071808.html#2hed
Campaign Launched to Restore 55 mph National Speed Limit
Interview with Tim Castleman, founder of Drive55.org, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
For story text and audio, http://btlonline.org/2008/btl071808.html#3hed
Underreported News Summary from Around the World
- Armed militias in Nigeria's Niger Delta shook up the oil markets with a recent night-time raid, shutting down production on an offshore Shell oil platform.
- When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, the nation's largest lobby, boosted its spending by 32 percent to $168 million.
- While gender has become a major issue on the campaign trail in 2008, women still comprise under 25 percent of all major elected offices in the U.S.
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