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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 17, 2003

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  • U.S. Occupation forces surround the Iraqi town of Samarra and conduct house to house searches for members of the armed resistance
  • Some of Iraq’s neighbors want to take part in criminal proceedings against Saddam Hussein – a trial on Iran’s claims could implicate the U.S. for supplying the chemical weapons materiel Iraq used in the war against Iran in the 1990s
  • A lawsuit seeks to stop the federal government from including immigration violations on a national criminal database used by local police agencies
  • A San Bruno couple is fighting deportation to Mexico which would strand the family’s four U.S. born children in this country without their parents
  • Environmentalists warn about the health consequences of San Joaquin Valley air pollution as officials take actions to delay a required smog clean up plan
  • Costa Rica declines to join its Central American neighbors in a free trade agreement with the U.S.

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