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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 6, 2004

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Another day of intense fighting between U.S. troops and Shiite militia in
Najaf and other Iraq cities …the U.S. claims 300 militants have been
killed the past two days. …the militia says that number is grossly
inflated….

Israel reopens the only crossing from Egypt to Gaza after a three week
closure.. ..hundreds of Palestinians had been trapped in Egypt, sleeping on
the desert ground

An agreement at the United Nations: Sudan vows to set up safe areas for
uprooted villagers in Darfur, disarm the militias that have attacked them
and reign in its own troops

Just 32-thousand new American jobs last month. ..economists had expected more
than 200-thousand. . … .the nation’s official unemployment rate actually
dips a tenth of a percent to the lowest since October of 2001

Mixed reaction to San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom surprise pick to replace
Tony Hall on the Board of Supervisor

On the anniversary of the first atomic bomb attack the mayor of Hiroshima
attacks the United States for its pursuit of next-generation nuclear
weapons

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