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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 9, 2005

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Hundreds of U.S. troops backed by helicopter gunships and warplanes launch a major offensive on remote Iraqi desert villages near the Syrian border…

Dozens of U.S. Lawmakers call on president Bush to come clean about a reported pre-war deal with British prime minister Tony Blair to invade Iraq…

Senate democratic leader Harry Reid offers another compromise proposal to head off a historic congressional clash over president Bush’s judicial nominees, that could result in outlawing the filibuster

In San Francisco, civil rights leaders call for the defeat of African American judicial nominee Janice Rogers Brown, a current member of the California supreme court…

Labor unions representing BART workers warn against proposed cuts in the BART workforce…

A San Jose civil rights coalition urges the police department to stop using tasers

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