Behind the News

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 12, 2004

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The U.S. Senate approves a 2.3 trillion dollar budget for the next fiscal year – with record military spending of more than 400 billion dollars

Millions of Spaniards march in a National Day of Sorrow following yesterday’s subway bombings that killed nearly 200 people in Madrid – still no determination of who was responsible and why

Jamaica’s Prime Minister comes under pressure in Haiti and at home for inviting ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide to visit for a two month period

Gay rights advocates file a new lawsuit in San Francisco after an order by the State Supreme Court ends same-sex weddings in the City

Federal regulators propose a quarter million dollar indecency fine against radio giant Clear Channel – a day after the House approves souch indecency legislation that the ACLU warns could chill free speech

Tenants urge San Francisco supervisors to overturn Mayor Newsom’s veto of legislation barring the demolition of rental units

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