House Dems Pass Stimulus Plan
“Without a single Republican vote, President Obama won House approval on Wednesday for an $819 billion economic recovery plan as Congressional Democrats sought to temper their own differences over the enormous package of tax cuts and spending.” New York Times.

Youth Charged With More Attacks on Latinos

On Wednesday, the prosecutors painted a newly detailed picture of what they said was a yearlong rampage by some of the teenagers, announcing new indictments that accuse the seven defendants in the fatal attack of assaulting or attempting to assault a total of eight other Latino men. New York Times.

Death Penalty Racial Disparities Revisited in Maryland
While Virginia is considering expanding use of capital punishment, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is stepping out to press his state to end its use of the ultimate sentence. Washington Informer.

ACLU Urges Release of Secret Bush Memos
“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on the Justice Department to release Bush administration documentation pertaining to torture, surveillance and other controversial national security policies.” Raw Story.

Three Men Indicted for Burning Black Church
“After spending eleven days in a federal custody following their arrests for allegedly a torching a predominately black church Nov. 5, three Springfield men were released Monday on $100,000 bail each.” The Republican.

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