- Making News: Abu Ghraib Prison Abuse Pretrial Begins in Germany
In Germany today, pretrial hearings continue for Charles Graner and three others. Graner was the suspected leader at the center of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal in Iraq. Philip Blenkinsop, who's in Mannheim following the story for Reuters, has more on the proceedings, the impending court martial and attorneys' contention that some of the evidence against the defendant was seized illegally.
- Reporter's Notebook: The World Commemorates End of Slavery
The United Nations has marked August 23, the international day for celebrating the 1791 Haitian slave revolt, as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. While it's no secret that slavery is still practiced in many places around the world, it's less well known that the US is one of them. Charles Song, staff attorney for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, reports on new forms of slavery that effect millions of men, women and children throughout the world.
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