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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 8, 2005

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Senate Democrats gearing up to try to derail president Bush’s controversial nomination of John Bolton to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations…..opponents will try to show a pattern on the part of Bolton of intimidation of intelligence officials at the state department….

It’s the second anniversary of the entrance of U.S. troops into Baghdad…both Shiite and Sunni clerics are calling for demonstrations to demand U.S. troops end the occupation of Iraq

The army general formerly in charge of military prisons in Iraq speaks in San Francisco about the Abu Ghraib abuse and torture scandal…Janis Karpinski’s leadership has been blamed — she says she’s the target of a conspiracy

Parents from an east Oakland elementary school keep their children home from school to protest the involuntary transfer of eight teachers and the No Child Left Behind act…the strike is 80 percent effective

The mayor of Mexico City readies himself for jail after Mexico’s congress strips him of immunity….he’s planning to run for president while
incarcerated

And the state of Maryland considers a special tax on Walmart to compensate for the public healthcare services used by underpaid, uninsured Walmart workers

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