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Powell: Attacks in Sudan Are 'Genocide'

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Powell: Attacks in Sudan Are 'Genocide'

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Powell: Attacks in Sudan Are 'Genocide'

Powell: Attacks in Sudan Are 'Genocide'

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Secretary of State Colin Powell holds up a report documenting atrocities in Darfur while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sept. 9, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Secretary of State Colin Powell for the first time labels as genocide the atrocities Arab militias are committing against black African farmers in western Sudan. Powell spoke as the United States is proposing a U.N. resolution threatening sanctions against Sudan. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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