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The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.
Not to mention, we’ll also feature some of BTR’s top tracks.
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The Washington Post published an article titled “U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary.”
Also from The Washington Post: “Obama’s intelligence czar vows to release his own transparency report.”
Amnesty International says “Enforced disappearances still an appalling reality in the Americas.”
Today The Associated Press published an article titled “Experts: Don’t bomb chemical weapon sites in Syria.”
AFP also reports that France says Syria strike ‘possible’ as soon as Wednesday.
Reuters reports “Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq bombings.”
S. African gold miners on strike, according to AFP.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today The New York Times published an article titled “Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74.”
The Associated Press published an article titled “Gov’t reaffirms plans to sell lab island off NY.”
Think Progress reports that “poverty has same effect on the brain as constantly pulling all nighters.”
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