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(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 34 - (Senate-Expenses)
OTTAWA. x--08s. Prime Minister Harper remains on the defensive over who knew what in his office about the Senate expense scandal. But he told the Commons the matter is being dealt with in the Senate, by way of a motion to suspend without pay three former Conservative senators accused of filing inappropriate expense claims. And he told the Liberals their senators should approve the motion.
("...with this.") (applause fades) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (repeat from 315p) (445a)
TAG: The Opposition continued to hammer away at Harper, pointing to several statements he made in the past about who knew about a 90-thousand-dollar payout of Senator Mike Duffy's expenses by the P-M's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright.
35 - (US-Navy-Base-Shooting)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. x--17s. A member of the U-S National Guard is in custody after a shooting that wounded two other Guard members at an armoury outside a U-S navy base in Tennessee. Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback says the shooter was apprehended by other National Guard members.
(``...at this time.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (repeat from 845p) (445a)
TAG: A law enforcement official describes the shooter as a National Guard recruiter who had been relieved of duty.
36 - (EU-Germany-US-Spying)
UNDATED. x--11s. Germany is not taking lightly the allegations that the U-S has spied on the telephone conversations of Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign Minister Guido Westervelle held a press conference after calling the U-S ambassador to the Foreign Office yesterday.
(``...our friendship.'') (SOURCE:ABC) (445a)
TAG: Merkel is not the only leader targeted by American spies. The Guardian of London reports that in 2006, U-S intelligence monitored communications from 35 world leaders.
37 - (Samsung-Fake-Online-Reviews)
UNDATED. x--32s. (Dave Packer) One of the biggest electronics makers has been accused of planting false Internet reviews. (SOURCE:ABC) (445a)
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