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Bush Eases Dumping Rules, Mumbai Attacks, FBI Snags Illinois Officers

POSTED: 11:13 AM ET, 12/ 3/2008 by Chris Matthews

Good morning, and welcome to today's Daily Read. As always, feel free to leave comments and please let us know if we missed anything.

Bush Eases Mining Waste Rules » The new rules will make it easier for mountaintop mining companies to dump their waste near rivers and streams, overhauling a 25-year-old prohibition. — Washington Post

Anatomy of the Mumbai Attacks » The Mumbai attackers used sophisticated tecnology including GPS equipment, Blackberrys, high-resolution satellite images, satellite phones and multiple cellphones with switchable SIM cards ... meanwhile, the lone surviving attacker has given investigators the first comprehensive account of the elaborate operation. — Washington Post

Illinois Officers Caught in FBI Sting » Fifteen Illinois law enforcement officials were charged Tuesday on counts that included accepting cash in exchange for providing armed protection for drug dealing operations in south suburban Chicago. — New York Times

Italian Judge Suspends Rendition Trial » An Italian judge has suspended a kidnapping trial linked to the CIA's extraordinary rendition program after the government said testimony could be a threat to Italy's national security. — Associated Press

Candidates Followed Palin's Suit » At least five candidates used campaign money for clothing, according to a complaint that a watchdog group filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. — Associated Press

Trial Update: Politkovskaya Murder » Prosecutors at the trial of three men charged in the killing of Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya have linked the murder weapon to a car used by one of the suspects. — Associated Press

Inquiries in Attorney Firings Case » Federal prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy appears to be making headway in the previously stymied investigation into the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys. — Washington Post

Polanski Seeks Charges Dropped » Thirty years after he fled the U.S. to avoid sentencing on child molestation charges, Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski has filed a formal request to have the case dismissed. — Los Angeles Times

By Chris Matthews |  December 3, 2008; 11:13 AM ET The Daily Read
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