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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays - August 5, 2004

U.S. and Iraqi troops in an all-day battle with militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr who threatens a revolution unless the U.S. agrees to a new ceasefire ...the fighting in Najaf and other cities kills at least 20 Iraqis and an American soldier and threatens to escalate into a large-scale Shiite uprising....

Federal authorities entrap two leaders of a mosque in Albany New York and charge them with aiding a plot to purchase a shoulder-fired grenade launcher to kill a Pakistani diplomat

The U.S. military opens part of a hearing at the Guantanamo base prison to the media . . . .two Afghan terror suspects plead for their freedom. . .one says he voluntarily surrendered to U.S. forces

The State Senate rejects a bill that would bar public schools from using “Redskins” as a nickname for their teams.. . . .but supporters are granted another vote next week and the legislation's sponsor is sure it will pass then

The United Farmworkers Union in contract talks with Gallo wine ...the union is threatening a boycott

San Francisco Supervisor Tony Hall resigns to direct development of Treasure Island. . . . .Mayor Gavin Newsome names an ally as his replacement

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