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MIDEAST PROTESTS

U.S. Cables: Top Yemeni General, Now Siding With Protesters, Was

Linked to Corruption

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.Yemeni anti-government protesters shout slogans calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a demonstration in central Sanaa on March 22, 2011. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Several top military officials have split from Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the wake of a violent government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. In announcing their support for the demonstrators on Monday, the generals dealt a blow to Saleh’s power base, but will their influence be a boon for the protesters’ cause? (mais…)

DANGEROUS CARGO

No Systematic Screening for Most Cargo—But Experts

Question Need For It

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Last week’s close call involving explosive packages addressed to U.S. targets brought fresh scrutiny to a post-9/11 mandate to screen 100 percent of cargo [1] shipped within, into, or out of the United States on passenger planes—a mandate remains unmet, months after its August 2010 deadline. (mais…)

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