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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 13, 2005

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An Indiana man taken hostage in Iraq appears on a videotape pleading for his life and urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops…on capitol hill, approval for the administration’s 80 billion dollar Iraq war measure is headed towards final approval…

The first witnesses take the stand in the pepper spray retrial…their attorneys show videos of Humboldt county deputies forcibly spraying and swabbing the activists with pepper spray…

Supporters and opponents of governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ballot measures hold dueling events in Sacramento, as public support for the measures — and the governor — are dropping in the polls.

Santa Clara county registered nurses protest outside Valley Medical Center and warn they are prepared to strike to enforce state mandated nurse to patient staffing ratios

The Republican dominated house votes to eliminate the estate tax — which will save the nation’s wealthiest families 290 billion dollars over the next decade…

Serial bomber Eric Rudolph pleads guilty to carrying out deadly bombings at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, two clinics providing abortions and a lesbian bar…

And Chicano civil rights pioneer Corky Gonzales is dead at the age of 76…