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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 17, 2005

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The United States Senate rejects president Bush’s plan to cut billions from Medicaid….that puts the chamber on a collision course with the House of Representatives and could result in a budget stalemate

Militant Palestinian groups vow to halt attacks on Israel for the rest of the year, their longest ceasefire promise ever…..Israel however must hold its fire and release Palestinian prisoners

Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu indicted for violating the restictions placed on him when he was released from prison

A former Alameda County prosecutor charges that he and his colleagues systematically excluded Jews and Black women from juries in death penalty cases

Bulgaria announces that it intends to cuts its number of troops in Iraq this summer and pull out completely by the end of the year

And a Texas researcher says mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants may be contributing to the increase in the cases of autism