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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for January 17, 2005 - 6:00pm

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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays - January 17, 2005

Thousands around the country mark the day of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.. .gay rights marchers in Atlanta say King would have supported their rights ...King's son preaches against the war in Iraq ...governor Schwarzenegger claims King as a hero... and president Bush, who has clashed with the NAACP, praises King's intellect and courage...

On the eve of Donald Beardslee's execution at San Quentin, religious leaders are arrested at the prison gates following a prayer service...

Another bloody day across Iraq as resistance fighters kill at least 22 Iraqi police and soldiers...an Iraqi archbishop is kidnapped. ..the U.S. arrests more than 100 suspects...

Palestinian president. Mahmoud Abbas announces he'll visit Gaza to try to persuade Palestinian fighters to stop their attacks against Israel.. .Hamas says it reserves the right to resist Israeli occupation.

The United Nations urges the world's richest countries to double their development aid over the next decade.. .

Former Chinese Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang dies after spending the last fifteen years under house arrest. ..Zhao had opposed the 1989 Tienamen Square crackdown against pro democracy demonstrators..

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