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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 6, 2005

It’s Wednesday, April 6th…Iraq’s parliament breaks a nine week long deadlock, selecting Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as interim president and two vice presidents…the interim parliament is supposed to draft a permanent constitution by mid august…

In Sacramento, seniors, people with disabilities and their caregivers testify against a budget cutting proposal by governor Schwarzenegger to roll back caregiver wages to the minimum wage…

An Oakland Tribune report says the F.B.I. is investigating allegations that welders on the new Bay Bridge were encouraged to save time by producing substandard welds…

Oakland moves one step closer to using herbicides in fire prone areas in the hills…

A public relations offensive by Walmart seeks to stem the negative publicity that has recently dogged the world’s largest retailer…

The United Nations hands prosecutors from the International Criminal Court the names of several dozen war crimes suspects from Sudan’s Darfur region…the Sudanese government says it won’t cooperate.

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