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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 9, 2004

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Hundreds rally at the State capitol in support of legislation to allow
undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses …the bill is bottled up in
a senate committee ….demonstrators call on lawmakers to let it come up
for a vote

The City of Oakland launches an advertising campaign to combat an epidemic
of gun violence… .citizens are being asked to be alert for illegal gun
possession and rewards will be offered to turn violators in

California’s Green Party deciding whether to try to dump the party’s
national ticket and run Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo instead… .last week
Nader failed to qualify for the California ballot as an independent

The fifth day of an uprising by cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr’s Mahdi militia….

Arrest warrants for Ahmed Chalabi and his nephew… once the U.S. choice to
lead Iraq, Ahmed Chalabi is charged with counterfeiting. ..his nephew — who
heads the tribunal in charge of trying Saddam Hussein — is charged with
murder

The nation’s largest lawyers group condemns the Bush Administration’s
treatment of foreign detainees

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez hold their largest rally yet

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