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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 18, 2005

More documents detailing abuse and torture of prisoners at the hands of American Soldiers. …and this time, indications of a cover-up…
..documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union show the army destroyed pictures of abuse in Afghanistan after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke

The deadliest day in Iraq since the national elections… five bombings
kill 36 people as Shiite Muslims are attacked on the eve of the holiest day of their religion

San Francisco assemblyman Mark Leno proposes a revision of the Ellis Act which allows landlords to put their rental properties on the market, leading to the eviction of long-term tenants… he wants to require landlords to own the property for five years before invoking the Act

A prediction that president Bush’s five year budget proposal will cost
53-thousand California families– 12-thousand of them here in the Bay
Area — their housing assistance by 2010

A debate in San Francisco over whether mayor Newsome’s strategy to combat homelessness is succeeding

The Bush administration threatens Syria with more sanctions if it
doesn’t help investigate the assassination of a former Lebanese prime

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