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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – June 23, 2004

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Bipartisan anger over the Iraqi torture and abuse scandal as a house committee votes by voice vote to bar the Justice Department from providing legal justifications for the of torture.

International outrage over the Iraqi prisoner scandal prompts the Bush Administration to withdraw its attempt to win United Nations support to renew a measure shielding U.S. soldiers from prosecution on human rights abuse charges.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says any Israeli pullout from Gaza must be accompanied by a withdrawal from the West Bank…

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry vows to fight for affordable health care as he addresses the service employees international union convention in San Francisco. . .

The Green Party convention is set to get underway in Milwaukee, with debate over its presidential endorsement.

And an assembly committee approves legislation to create a state run universal health care system .. .its author concedes the measure won’t reach the governor’s desk this year.