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CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 17, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The US military’s shutdown of two highways into Baghdad, Iraq, to repair damage from roadside bombings; negotiations to end the uprising in Fallujah; the tense situation in Najaf, where Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is holed up, and the release of two Japanese civilians who had been held as hostages reported.

(Batavia, Ohio: Chris Lawrence) Reaction in Batavia, Ohio, to the kidnapping in Iraq of Pfc. Matt Maupin featured; video shown of Maupin with his captors; scenes shown from the town. [FRIENDS, resident Mary Lou PARROTT†- comment.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The homecoming from Iraq for troops from Ft. Dix, New Jersey, noted; scenes shown.

Lin, Carol;
Lawrence, Chris

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