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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