Flashpoints

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – June 17, 2004

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The September 11th commission says U.S. officials were so slow to react on September 11th, 2001, that the last of four hiacked planes had crashed by the time Vice President Cheney ordered hostile aircraft shot dowm.. .the panel found the federal aviation administration fatally slow in alerting the military to the seizure of the planes

A private contractor for the CIA charged in the beating death of a detainee in Afghanistan.. .but the former army ranger is charged with assault, not torture or another more serious offense

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admits he hid a detainee in Iraq from the International Red Cross…. .Rumsfeld said he acted at the request of CIA Director George Tenet

At least 41 dead, 150 wounded in dual car bomb blasts in Iraq

In-home healthcare service supporters rally in sacramento to call on Governor Schwarzenegger to keep the program whole

And a San Jose geothermal power company hit with a sex discrimination lawsuit

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