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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 15, 2003

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  • President Bush says the U.S. and Iraq will organize Saddam Hussein’s trial – human rights groups are urging international safeguards
  • Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean says Hussein’s capture has not made America safer and will not help defeat Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network – Democratic rival Dennis Kucinich says Hussein’s capture should spark the transfer of authority in Iraq from the U.S. to the United Nations
  • A suicide bomb attack on a police building in Baghdad kills eight police officers and wounds 10 others
  • The California Nurses Association and Service Employees International Union announce they’re putting aside past – often bitter – disagreements to form an alliance for health care quality
  • A divided Supreme Court lifts a last minute stay that had spared a Texas inmate from the death chamber while he appealed the constitutionality of one of the lethal drugs to be used in his execution
  • New study suggests children exposed to household chemical products while infants my suffer a higher incidence of asthma

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