Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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'State of shocked disbelief'

Economy | Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan and others offer their take on the financial crisis to lawmakers on Capitol Hill
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/23/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-With Election Day less than two weeks away, lawmakers returned to Washington to pepper financial regulatory officials with questions on the financial crisis. Some lawmakers condemn witnesses' policies of deregulation, and are putting free market ideology on trial.

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Stable transfer

Iraq | Thanks to improved security, control of the southern province of Babil was ceremoniously handed over to the Iraqi government
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/23/08, 12:00 am

Based on greater regional stability, the United States handed over control of an area once known as the "triangle of death" to the Iraqi government Thursday.

The southern province of Babil is the 12th of 18 Iraqi provinces of which the Iraqi government has assumed responsibility, and is a harbinger of improving security. U.S. forces will remain in the province to assist the Iraqis when needed.

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Getting out of Gitmo

Courts | Seventeen detainees push for the courts to hear their case so they don't have to stay any longer in the U.S.
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/22/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Seventeen prisoners who have been in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, seven years are in the middle of a court battle for their release.

Lawyers for the prisoners appealed to the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court Tuesday to hear their case for immediate release. They fear that their clients could languish in Guantanamo for another year while the case slumps under delays from the Justice Department's legal team.

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