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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for August 19, 2004 - 6:00pm

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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays - August 19, 2004

U.S. occupation forces employ AC-130 gunships against Shiite militiamen in Najajf, Iraq after their leader Moqtada Al-Sadr apparantly defies a final demand from the interim prime minister to disarm

Sources say an army investigation of the torture and abuse of Iraqis at Abu Grhaib prison finds no senior officers involved.... .a study by a bioethicist finds that doctors working for the U.S. military collaborated with interrogators there and in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, violating medical ethics and human rights

The Senate Judiciary Committee examines how security recommendations from the September 11th Commission would affect civil liberties and immigrants. . . . .Senator Ted Kennedy tells the Committee he was mistakenly put on a no-fly list and had a struggle getting off it

In a landmark expansion of gambling operations in California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger announces agreements with five Indian tribes that will add thousands of new slot machines around the state and create one of the world's largest casinos in San Pablo here in the Bay Area

The State Senate passes legislation requiring health insurers to cover maternity services in all health insurance sold in California

And a bid to make California's minimum wage the highest in the nation most likely faces a veto by the Governor

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