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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 19, 2004

US troops out of Iraq-drawing a rebuke from President Bush. . .Shiite cleric Muqtada Al Sadr tells his supporters to stop attacking Spanish troops.

Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal calls for an Arab Moslem alliance to defeat the U.S. and Israel. . . Israeli officials are reportedly considering attacking Hamas headquarters in Syria if the organization begins to direct its operations from Damascus.

Religious leaders gather in Sacramento to support legislation allowing same sex couples to wed.

A federal appeals court overturns a three strikes’ sentence of 25 years to life leveled against a repeat shoplifter.

A Louisiana woman who waged a grassroots campaign against a corporate giant whose chemical plant was spewing toxic fumes and sickening nearby residents is one of seven international activists awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Broadcasters warn against the federal crackdown against so-called indecency on the airwaves, saying the harsher policies are already threatening free speech.

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