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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 12, 2004

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  • Democratic Senate President John Burton vows to challenge Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget cuts saying services are being slashed to the poor and disabled to underwrite a reduction in the car tax
  • The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge to the Bush Administration’s secret round up of hundreds of foreigners after the September 11th attacks
  • Civil liberties groups denounce a new administration plan for a threat assessment of all airline passengers
  • Less than 24 hours after ousted treasury secretary Paul O’Neill critizezd the war on Iraq on national television, the treasury department says it will investigate how a document marked secret was shown on the program
  • A new report says harrassment and bullying based on sexual orientation remains persistent and pervasive in California schools
  • After 2 years of strained relations, president Bush and Mexican president Vicente Fox publicly proclaim agreement on Bush’s immigration proposal