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PBC News & Comment Wednesday, February 1

Soul Train’s Don Cornelius dies; Panetta says US combat mission in Afghanistan will end next year; Komen Foundation cuts Planned Parenthood funds.  Also covered:

–hear an excerpt from the interview in podcast 370 with Heather Estes of Planned Parenthood

–apparently Microsoft ran the servers counting votes in the Florida primary

–CBS conducted exit polls the day before the Florida election…?

–Jeffrey Kaye reports in Truthout about the Gitmo prisoner who was drugged and tortured, then sent to Algeria over his objections, where he has been sentenced to 3 more years in prison

–Keith Olbermann reportedly has bronchitis, has not been hosting his show

–Sean Penn named roving ambassador for Haiti

–the Birthers are back

–California no longer permits write-in votes