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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 16, 2004

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President Bush wraps up his two day White House conference pushing his
second term economic objectives of spending cuts, permanent tax cuts and
privatization of Social Security ….elsewhere in the nation’s capital a
rally in defense of Social Security

Ten more dead in fighting in Iraq as Saddam Hussein meets with a lawyer for
the first time since his capture a year ago

Britain’s highest court harshly condemns the indefinite detention of
foreign terror suspects without charge. …one of the law’s opponents calls
the decision the most important in British history

State auditors issue a stinging report on Secretary of State Kevin
Shelley’s use of federal election funds. . ..

San Francisco’s Lori restaurant chain hit with a sexual and racial
harassment lawsuit from four former employees

Hundreds of people jam the Oakland school board meeting on school
closures and takeovers