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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Evening News Online, 08.22.09

Saturday: The alleged bomber of Pan Am 103 was released in order to pave the way for British business deals; Plus, Critics say Obama hasn't done a good job explaining why health reform is needed.

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Hurricane Bill Near

It's not a good beach weekend on the east coast, unless you're a surfer. Hurricane Bill apparently won't come near the coast, but there could be heavy wind and 20 foot waves. Bill Shields reports.

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Obama Problems

President Obama called for an "honest debate" on health reform. Critics say Obama hasn't done a good job explaining why reform is needed, despite 11 town hall meetings. Kimberly Dozier reports.

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Releasing GITMO Prisoner

One of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison will likely be returned to Afghanistan. Lara Logan tells us the story of a soldier who broke ranks over Guantanamo and followed his conscience.

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Historical Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard is not only the current vacation spot of Barack Obama, but also one of the most culturally diverse places in the nation. Randall Pinkston reports.

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Housing Troubles Continue

A surprising upbeat housing report showed sales of homes were up. As Priya David reports, the rising unemployment rate is leading to more housing foreclosures.

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Mock Execution Strategy

Shocking allegations of torture by the CIA against terror suspects reveal that interrogators used mock executions to intimidate prisoners. Jeff Glor speaks with Newsweek's Mark Hosenball.

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Blaming the British

The alleged bomber of Pan Am 103 was released in order to pave the way for British business deals. However, Britain finds itself denying the bomber's release. Sheila MaCvicar reports

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Muslims begin Ramadan holy month

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins across most of the Muslim world, ushering in 30 days of dawn to dusk fasting and extra prayer.

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Global recession can't stop the tango beat

The world economic crisis and one of the world's biggest outbreaks of the H1N1 flu in Argentina were unable to stop thousands of tango lovers from across the world descending on Buenos Aires for this year's World Tango Festival and Championship.

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Mexico hit by lowest rainfall in 68 years.

Mexico's rainfall hit a 68-year low, triggering a drought that has left Mexico City residents struggling with water shortages, and farmers suffering with losses of crops and livestock

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Opel deal still possible

Germany's Economy Minister, Theodor Zu Guttenberg, says there is still hope to find a buyer for Opel.

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Ghana launches their fashion week

Ghana's fashion weekend recently took place in Accra and some of the continent's hottest designers, fashionistas and international celebrities attended.

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Families reunited in Congo

There's been on and off fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo for 15 years, and even though the war in DRC officially ended in 2003, the violence there still hasn't stopped.

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WHO warns of second swine flu wave

The World Health Organization chief urges governments to prepare for a likely second wave of H1N1 outbreak.

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Awaiting Afghan results

While the ballots from the Afghan election are still being counted, US President Barack Obama praised voters who went to the polls in a war zone.

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The Sugar Land Conspiracy

A man accused of murder is passionately defended by one of the people he tried to kill. Peter Van Sant reports

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The Letter

In Full: A letter written by a suspicious young mother helps solve her own murder. Erin Moriarty reports

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Miraculous Diane Birch

Diane Birch is in the Second Cup Caf this week. Her debut album, "Bible Belt", was recently released and became an instant hit with music critics. Birch performs, "Nothing But a Miracle".

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Chef Bonnell's Texas Cuisine

This week's Chef on a Shoestring is Chef Jon Bonnell, who is known for working with farmers. Bonnell will prepare Jalapeno Potato Bites, Shrimp and Pasta, and Blueberries and Rum Sauce over ice cream.

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Mysterious Amnesia Case

A highly-educated Seattle man has been suffering from a case of Amnesia. Friends and family recently recognized the man's picture in the newspaper. Erica Hill speaks with Dr. Likosky about his case.

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Under the Radar, 08.22.09

On this week's 'Under the Radar', Chris Wragge and Erica Hill show us a young girl's fishing skills; Also, the worlds largest cupcake, and a cash for cheese program.

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Coping Creatively in California

Eloisa Sanchez and Phil Winkler live in a cul-de-sac in Moreno Valley, Calif. Lately, they've had to find an inventive way to make money to pay for their daughter's braces.

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Capitalizing on Foreclosures

Amos Collins, a New Zealand native, sells houses in heavily foreclosed Riverside County. Although the region's economy is struggling, he is doing brisk business.

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Business- Coping Creatively in California

Eloisa Sanchez and Phil Winkler live in a cul-de-sac in Moreno Valley, Calif. Lately, they've had to find an inventive way to make money to pay for their daughter's braces.

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Business- Capitalizing on Foreclosures

Amos Collins, a New Zealand native, sells houses in heavily foreclosed Riverside County. Although the region's economy is struggling, he is doing brisk business.

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