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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 16, 2004

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A big victory for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as nearly 60 percent of
voters cast ballots against his recall …the opposition trying to
oust him says the election was fraudulent but former President Jimmy
Carter and the Organization of American States say there’s no evidence of
cheating

President Bush announces the redeployment of as many as 70-thousand U.S. troops
abroad, the largest realignment since the end of the cold war. . . . .but its
not clear if the total number of American soldiers abroad will be
reduced…

With the Republican National Convention less than two weeks away federal
agents and local police step up their surveillance and interrogations of
activists

The State Senate votes to bar public schools from using “Redskins” as a team
or mascot name. ….backers of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants
bring 50-thosuand signatures in their support to the State Capitol

Another day of fierce fighting between U.S. troops and Shiite militia in
Iraq