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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 4, 2005

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An Italian journalist is freed by her Iraqi captors but is then fired upon by U.S. soldiers as she was being driven to the airport. . . . . .An Italian agent instrumental in securing her release is killed. . … .the journalist and two others are wounded

Four more U.S. soldiers are slain in fighting in Iraq — the total is now
above 15-hundred…

A Sacramento superior court judge overrules governor Schwarzenegger’s emergency order putting a reduced patient to nurse ratio in California hospitals on hold

President Bush nominates Stephen Johnson the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency to take over the position on a permanent basis

A former-aid to former senator Jesse Helms defends his qualifications for a federal appeals court post…. Democrats have blocked his appointment for 14 years

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey leads a march in Marin against president Bush’s budget and his war in Iraq