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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 17, 2004

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President Bush signs legislation overhauling the U.S. intelligence system,
its biggest reworking in 50 years ….civil liberties groups are worried
about a number of the measure’s provisions

Antiwar protestors getting shut out of the parade route for next month’s
presidential inauguration in Washington, while a for-profit group has been
granted permission to sell curbside seating

Another court defeat for the Bush administration’s policy of indefinite
detention of terror suspects. …the plaintiff is an American citizen
imprisoned for more than a year without charge in Saudi Arabia

A rough start for the committee overseeing California’s Proposition 71 stem
cell research……it’s already awash in controversy over secrecy and
accountability

The Environmental Protection Agency announces that 224 counties in 20
states don’t meet new air quality standards because of microscopic
soot… .the San Joaquin Valley and the Los Angeles area are the worst off

Israeli troops on the attack in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza —
eight Palestinians are killed in the deadliest day of fighting since Yassar
Arafat’s death last month