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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 21, 2004

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Dozens are dead-including 16 children, in a series of explosions outside of police stations in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

A suicide car bomb blast at Saudi National police headquarters is described as a quantum leap by insurgents who have gone from attacking U.S. targets to Saudi security forces.

Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu is released from prison after 8 years-he says he’s proud he revealed Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

Electronic voting machines are under scrutiny at a public hearing in Sacramento.

The San Francisco Police Officers’ Association turns up the head on District Attorney Kamala Harris for refusing to seek the death penalty for a suspected cop killer. The P.O.A. says Harris should turn the case over to State Attorney General Bill Lockyer.

A San Jose federal judge orders federal drug agents to stay away from a Santa Cruz medical marijuana group that supplies cannabis to its sick members.

And Sierra club leaders beat back an effort by anti-immigration forces to gain control of the board.