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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – June 29, 2004

Iraq’s interim prime minister announces that Saddam Hussein and 11 top members of his deposed government will appear before Iraqi judges this week.. Saddam is to be charged with crimes against humanity for a 1988 massacre of Kurds, the Iran-Iraq war and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait

San Francisco Supervisors place an Anti-Iraq war on the November ballot for a public referendum

Another Supreme Court defeat for the Bush Administration as the high court refuses to overturn a 1789 law that allows foreigners to sue in court refuses to overturn a 1789 law that allows foreigners to sue in American courts over international human rights violations

The court also says a law meant to punish pornographers who peddle their wares to web-surfing children is probably an unconsitutional abridgement of freedom of speech

California’s two senators call on President Bush and congressional Republicans to allow a federal ban on some assault weapons to be renewed.

And the first statewide paid family leave program in the country to take effect but only one in five potential beneficiaries know about it

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