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WORLD NOTES Nepal, Turkey, Cuba, Russia, Haiti, Madagascar

Madagascar: Pact paves way for elections Haiti: Minimum wage law for a few Russia: Auto workers urge nationalization Nepal: Maoists said to threaten peace process Turkey: Gov’t reaches out to Kurdish party Cuba: Educating physicians for the U.S.

LETTERS Change comes to PWW, Sudoku not necessary, Good question

Re: change comes to PWW Sudoku not necessary Good question

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WORLDNOTES China, Nigeria, Israel, Bolivia, Turkey, Cuba

China: Gov’t revamps health care, Nigeria: Insurgents call for ceasefire,Israel: Soldiers speak out, Bolivia: President lambasts U.S. bases, Turkey: Agreements reached on gas pipeline, Cuba: The ‘Five’ gain international support

Morales scores victory

The epic nature of today’s events in Bolivia flows from the long struggle between the country’s indigenous majority and a Europeanized ruling class, and from disparities between impoverished western highlands and four lowland eastern departments (states) thriving on natural gas and agribusiness. A government intent upon wealth redistribution is confronting eastern separatists for whom racism is a staple.

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Labors fight against racism has impact

CHICAGO — The leaders of America’s labor movement are calling upon white union members to put aside any racial biases that could undermine Barack Obama’s labor-supported effort to become President of the United States. The AFL-CIO, at its executive council meeting here Aug. 5, echoed similar calls put forward recently by leaders of the Steelworkers and the Miners unions.

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USPS cuts impede We Deliver promise

CLEVELAND -- Protesting another attempt to cut government services, 60 postal workers and their supporters picketed the Cleveland Airport Mail Center July 31 responding to a threatened shutdown by the U.S. Postal Service.