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PBC News & Comment Friday, February 10

Obama caves to religious extremists on birth control coverage; the bank settlement is a little better than I initially thought, but does not fix the underlying problems.  Also covered:

--Senate OK's drone flights in US airspace

--Greeks react to austerity with 2-day strike; bankers force Greece to privatize all public assets: disaster capitalism at its worst

--details on NRC approval of 2 new nuke plants in Georgia--taxpayers have greater risk than the utility that will profit

--Pentagon reviews rules for women in combat, but rape in the military is the most pressing issue facing women who serve

--Spanish judge who was international conscience on human rights is thrown off the bench by Spain's Supreme Court

--Palestinian hunger strike could lead to attacks on Israel

--ending on a lighter note, the Onion reports that Iran is concerned about the US devleoping its 8,500th nuclear weapon