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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 3, 2005

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The United Nations says some 150
thousand people are now believed dead in the South Asian tsunami and
thousands more are at risk unless they receive aid quickly…

Stung by criticism of a slow and inadequate response, president Bush says
his father and former president Clinton will lead a private fundraising
drive for victims of the disaster…

More than 20 people are killed in a series of car bomb and other attacks in
Iraq …Iraq’s intelligence chief says there are more than 200 thousand
insurgents — a far larger number than estimated by the U.S.

Hundreds rally in Columbus Ohio ahead of this week’s official congressional
tally of the electoral vote., .in San Francisco, protestors call on senator
Barbara Boxer to challenge the certification of the election…

Democratic lawmakers warn governor Schwarzenegger to cooperate with state
lawmakers to fine-tune his government reorganization plan rather than try
to impose it unilaterally.

Labor criticism for Schwarzenegger’s plans to weaken disability