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The St. Petersburg TImes, which has a long history on this subject, with another probe of Scientology, with chilling account of women being urged to have abortions against their will.
How long did we sing this song: Amazing day in Ireland, public riveted by Bloody Sunday report, after 12 years officially reveals coldblooded kilings, victims not responsible, though no government coverup and no murder charges. Final two sentences of report summary: "What happened on Bloody Sunday strengthened the Provisional IRA, increased nationalist resentment and hostility towards the army and exacerbated the violent conflict of the years that followed. Bloody Sunday was a tragedy for the bereaved and the wounded, and a catastrophe for the people of Northern Ireland." How The Guardian covered shootings in Derry in 1972 and much more interactive. My new piece on all this.
Lawrence O’Donnell, frequent sub for Olbermann, gets 10 pm slot at MSNBC, Keith re-play bumped to 11. Subbing for Olbermann leads to own shows, it seems.
Big oil to be put on trial today in hearings led by Rep. Waxman and Rep. Markey as concerns spread beyond BP and current leak. … Stephen Colbert: The oil spill is the "biggest British mess to hit our shores since Amy Winehouse." Meanwhile a hotel on the beach in Pensacola is offering guests "Tar Removal Towelettes. "