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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 7, 2005

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A hero’s funeral for the Italian intelligence agent killed by U.S. forces in
Iraq after he freed an Italian journalist taken hostage.. .the journalist
says she may have been deliberately targeted because of U.S. opposition to
negotiations with hostage-takers

More shocking images from the war in Iraq …a video shows U.S. soldiers
kicking a mortally wounded prisoner in the face and making the arm of a
corpse appear to wave at the camera… the soldiers responsible will not
face criminal charges

President Bush nominates John Bolton a longtime critic of the United Nations
to be the next U.S. U.N. ambassador…. Bolton has shown disdain for the U.N.
and some international treaties and is a hawk on Iran and North Korea

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome sticks to his guns and boycotts the annual
Chamber of Commerce Luncheon because it’s held at one of 14 hotels embroiled
in a labor dispute with their employees

The California Nurses Association accuses governor Schwarzenegger of
thinking he’s above the law ….moments after a judge declared
Schwarzenneger’s order voiding a nurse-patient staffing law illegal, the
governor issues another order, in secret

The Senate shoots down two attempts to raise the federal minimum wage

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