The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – June 22, 2004

The case of three young men accused of killing transgender teenager Gwen Araujo ends in a mistrial after jurors deadlock on the murder charges

Longtime civil rights attorney Lynn Stewart goes on trial. She’s charged
with helping one of her clients – a jailed sheik – communicate with his
followers.

A sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart wins class-action status…
The largest private civil rights case in u.s. history could involve 1.6 million current and former female employees.

Militants behead a South Korean hostage in Iraq after his government refuses to bow to demands to withdraw South Korean troops and abandon plans to send more…

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz rejects suggestions the U.S. is stuck in a quagmire in Iraq, but says troops could be there for years until Iraqi forces can defend the country.

And an Assembly committee approves legislation on pesticide drift, which poisoned dozens of California farmworkers last month alone…

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