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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 11, 2005

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President Bush nominates federal judge Michael Chertoff as new Homeland Security Chief. ..in his former role as Assistant Attorney General he developed guidelines allowing FBI infiltration of religious and political gatherings.

With the presidential inauguration nine days off, federal officials describe
plans for unprecedented security by thousands of police and canine bomb
teams..

A former Syrian inmate at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq describes the physical
abuse he suffered at the hands of army specialist Charles Graner —
currently on trial in Fort Hood Texas. . .

One Australian and four British citizens will be freed from Guantanamo
prison, following lobbying by the heads of state who are close allies of
president Bush…

A former San Quentin state prison warden and a juror who voted for Donald
Beardslee’s execution are urging governor Schwarzenegger to commute his
sentence to life without parole. Beardslee is scheduled to die at San
Quentin early next Wednesday morning

Environmental health advocates protest outside the Macworld Expo in San
Francisco. ..Apple has been lobbying against computer recycling legislation.

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