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White House protesters cheer as Troy Davis execution postponed

A large gathering of protesters outside the White House cheered on Wednesday after learning that the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis had been temporarily postponed. There was no stay of execution at that point, but the execution had been delayed by the Supreme Court to allow time for…

Occupy Wall Street protester: Time running out to hold corporations accountable

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester from Connecticut said he joined the demonstration in New York because he feared time was running out to hold corporations accountable for hoarding wealth. “I chose to come down here because I realized that we may have a very narrowing time margin on making a…

WATCH: Democracy Now covers Troy Davis execution

Watch Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman report on developments concerning the execution of Troy Davis below: Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: We are in one of the greatest political struggles

During a rally at Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that Americans were engaged in one of the greatest political struggles the country had ever faced. “On one side, we have the wealthiest people in America who have never ever had it so good,” he said. “On…

Did chemical reactions cause Twin Towers collapse?

PARIS — A mix of sprinkling system water and melted aluminium from aircraft hulls likely triggered the explosions that felled New York’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, a materials expert has told a technology conference. “If my theory is correct, tonnes of aluminium ran down through the towers, where…

U.S. agrees to limit troops in Pakistan: official

WASHINGTON — The United States has agreed to scale back the number of American troops stationed in Pakistan amid tense relations with Islamabad, a US official said Wednesday. The move was the latest sign of strain between the two countries in the wake of a US raid in May deep…

Chinese filmmakers still face restrictions

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Chinese filmmakers still face restrictions despite big strides towards artistic freedom since the Cultural Revolution, director Wang Xiaoshuai said Wednesday. Chinese society had made progress, Wang said, at a showing in San Sebastian of his latest film “11 Flowers”, set during the 1966-76 movement to transform…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

Facebook changes spark online complaints

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook users on Wednesday took to complaining about changes intended to make it easier to manage the torrents of updates from friends at the world’s largest social network. People vented ire in an array of online venues including a “Petition against the new Facebook homepage” at the…

Thai web editor denies online royal insult charges

BANGKOK — A prominent Thai website editor facing up to 20 years in jail appeared in court Wednesday to defend herself against charges relating to remarks about the monarchy posted by other people on her website. Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the editor of the popular Prachatai news website, denied allegations that she…

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