More news for Wednesday, August 8.
The Washington Post has the article Harry Reid: "I had nothing to do with" bad economy that begins "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, facing a tough re-election bid in one of the states hardest hit by the recession, said today that the economic downturn was not his fault."
The Wall Street Journal has the article PRECIOUS METALS: Gold Declines A Bit But Remains Near Record that begins "Easing concerns about European sovereign finances caused investors to feel less of a need for gold as a haven investment, and futures fell slightly Wednesday as near-record prices proved too high for some and raised questions about the strength of jewelry demand."
Indian Country Today has the article A Native perspective on ‘Cowboys and Findians’ that begins "On May 13, MTV aired a controversial episode of “The Dudesons in America” entitled “Cowboys and Findians.”
Movie Retriever has the article Forget Avatar: 10 Compelling Films of Real-Life Indigenous Struggles that states "If you like the themes, but don't feel like adding to the nearly $3 billion take of Avatar, have heart … here are 10 of the most compelling films about real life indigenous struggles."
The Las Vegas Review Journal has the article Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett arrested again that begins "Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett was arrested on a suspicion of drunken driving Tuesday night." Previously, the Wall Street Journal had the article High Noon in Pahrump, Nev.: Sheriff Arrests the District Attorney that began "Like a scene from a Western movie, the two top lawmen here are settling their scores in public. In May, a Nye County sheriff's deputy arrested the district attorney. The sheriff, Tony De Meo, alleges that the D.A., Robert Beckett, was misusing public funds."