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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media say Democratic, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is dropping out of the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formally announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not known if he will endorse either of the 2 remaining Democratic candidates, Illinois Senator Barack Obama or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain of Arizona says his victory in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary gives his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi-state primaries and caucuses. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to stem the cycle of violence that has killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenyan Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities would not allow what he called 'criminals and hooligans' to run around. He also said police will ensure the Kenya's roads and rail lines remain open.

US economic growth slowed down sharply in the last three months of 2007, increasing the probability that the Central Bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economists surveyed by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by half a percent.

Meanwhile, the US state, the US Senate rather, is considering its version of an economic stimulus plan, a day after the House of Representatives passed a separate plan backed by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to President Bush as quickly as possible, perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Robinson has more details in this report.

Approval of the stimulus package in the House shifts the focus to the Senate where Democrats have proposed adding $10 billion or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That's something President Bush warned against in his State of the Union Address Monday. During Tuesday's House debate, partisan bickering was largely absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid a recession by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many taxpayers with a 600-dollar tax rebate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated an appeal to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush has this reaction to the House passage of this stimulus bill. 'I do want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing an economic growth package that will help our economy. The temptation is going to be for the Senate to load it up.' Dan Robinson, VOA News, Capitol Hill.

The board of the French bank, Societe Generale, has decided to keep Chairman Daniel Bouton in his post despite increasing pressure for his resignation after a 7-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announced it will set an independent committee to investigate the losses blamed on young trader Jerome Kerviel.

Australia will issue its first formal apology for past mistreatment to the country's Aboriginal people early next month. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the first act of the new government, when the Australian parliament reopens in Canberra on February 13th. The comments would acknowledge injustices suffered by Aborigines in the years after European colonization that began in the late 1700's. The apology will include a reference to the so-called 'Stolen Generations.' These were young Aborigines taken forcibly from their families by the authorities and placed in foster homes. It was an official attempt to dilute indigenous culture, and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970's. A hundred thousand children were affected. Members of the Stolen Generations have said they had been taken from their families, amounting to kidnap from which they suffered great trauma. Senior officials say the apology will not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australian people, nor will it offer a compensation. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Sydney, Australia.

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld the government's decision to cut fuel suplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas seized control of the region last June. Meanwhile, in Cairo today, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the border situation.

You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media said Democrat former North Carolina Senator John Edward is dropping out of the race for US president. Edward is expected to formulate announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not doubt if he voluntdors either of the two remaining Democratic candidates, Alennois Senator Block Kebarna or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John Mercade in Megons says his victory in Tuesday Florida Republican primary causes his campaign romantern, heading into next week's motive primaries and coxies. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they were at tougher the same the cycle of violence is killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenya Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities will not allow what it calls criminals in Hulergon surround around. He also said police will ensure the Kenyan roads and rail lines to remain open.

US economy walked slowdown sharply in the last few months of 2007, increasing the probability that the central bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economic surveys by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by half of percent.

Meanwhile the US Senate rather is considering its version of an economic stimulus plan a day after the House of Representatives passed the separate plan made by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill that sends to President Bush as quickly as possible perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Roberson has more details in this report.

Approve of the stimulus package in the House, she has the focus to the Senate where Democrat has proposed getting 10 billion dollars or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That's something President Bush won't against his state of Union Address Monday during Tuesday House debate Paterson Bicling was loiteringly absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid the reception by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many tax payers with 600-dollar tax we pay. House speaker Nancy Perlocy repeated and appealed to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush has this reaction to the House passage about this stimulus Bill. "I think I want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overmanningly passing an economic grow package that will help our economy. And the denotation has can be for the same lowed it up." Dan Roberson, VOA News, Capital Hill.

The board of the France bank Sersis attach around has decided to keep chairman Dennual Buton his post, despite increasing precious for his resignation after a 700-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announces it'll set it independent, a comity to investigate the losses plan on young trader John Kilbill.

Australian world issue is first formal apology for past mistreatment to the countries ebal regional people early next month. From Sydney, Frel Marsha reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rurge will be the first thank to the new government. Manilas Australian intolerance will open in Canberra on February 13th. The comments will lead knowledge in just suffered by average in the years after European Co-organization that began in the last 1700s. The apology will link to the reference to the so-called "stolen generations", this for young average mistaken forcefully from their families by the authorities hand place in foster homes. It was an official attempt to diluting diginis culture and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970s. A hundred thousand children were affected. Embers of the "stole generations" has said to have been taken from their families amongst to kidnap from which they suffered great chore muss. Sydney official said the apology will not be guilt to the current generation of Australian people, not will it of the compensation. Frel Marsha, VOA News, Sydney Australia.

Israel spring court has appowed government decision to cut fuel supplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded the Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas seized the control of the region last June. Meanwhile in Cairo today, Egyptian President Housein Reba and Palestinian President Mark Reba discuss the border situation.

You can read details on these and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanew.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media say Democratic former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is dropping out of the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formerly announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not known if he will endorse either of the 2 remaining Democratic candidates, Illinois Senator Barack Obama or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain of Arizona says his victory in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary is his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi-state primaries and caucuses. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to stem the cycle of violence that has killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenya Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities will not allow what he called criminals and hooligans to run around. He also says police will insure the Kenya's roads and rail lines to remain open.

US economic growth slowdown sharply in last 3 months of 2007 increasing the probability that the Central Bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economies surveyed by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by 0.5%. Meanwhile, the US State, the US Senate rather, is considering its abortion of an economic stimulus plan a day after the House of Representatives pass a separate plan backed by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to President Bush as quickly as possible, perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Robinson has more details in this report.

Approval of the stimulus package in the House shifts the focus to the Senate where Democrats have proposed adding $10 billion or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That is something President Bush warned against in his State of the Union address Monday. During Tuesday's House debate, partisan bickering was largely absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid a recession by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many taxpayers with a $600 tax rebate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated an appeal to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush had this reaction to the House passage of the stimulus bill. “I do want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing an economic growth package that would help our economy, that the temptation is going to be for the Senate to load it up.” Dan Robinson, VOA News, Capitol Hill.

The board of the French bank Societe Generale has decided to keep Chairman Daniel Bouton in his post despite increasing pressure for his resignation after a 7-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announces it will set an independent committee to investigate the losses blamed on young trader Jerome Kerviel.

Australia will issue its first formal apology for past mistreatment to the country's Aboriginal people early next month. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the first act of the new government, when the Australian parliament reopens in Canberra on February 13th. The comments will acknowledge injustices suffered by Aborigines in the years after European colonization that began in the late 1700's. The apology will include a reference to the so-called "Stolen Generations." These were young Aborigines taken forcibly from their families by the authorities and placed in foster homes. It was an official attempt to dilute indigenous culture, and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970's. A hundred thousand children were affected. Members of the "Stolen Generations" have said that being taken from their families amounted to kidnap from which they suffered great trauma. Senior officials say the apology will not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australian people, nor will it offer compensation. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Sydney, Australia.

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a government's decision to cut fuel supplies on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas eased control of the region last June. Meanwhile, in Cairo today, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discuss the border situation.

You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media say Democratic former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is dropping out of the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formerly announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not known if he will endorse either of the 2 remaining Democratic candidates, Illinois Senator Barack Obama or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain of Arizona says his victory in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary is his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi-state primaries and caucuses. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to stem the cycle of violence that has killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenya Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities will not allow what he called criminals and hooligans to run around. He also says police will insure the Kenya's roads and rail lines to remain open.

US economic growth slowdown sharply in last 3 months of 2007 increasing the probability that the Central Bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economies surveyed by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by 0. 5%. Meanwhile, the US State, the US Senate rather, is considering its abortion of an economic stimulus plan a day after the House of Representatives pass a separate plan backed by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to President Bush as quickly as possible, perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Robinson has more details in this report.

Approval of the stimulus package in the House shifts the focus to the Senate where Democrats have proposed adding $10 billion or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That is something President Bush warned against in his State of the Union address Monday. During Tuesday's House debate, partisan bickering was largely absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid a recession by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many taxpayers with a $600 tax rebate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated an appeal to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush had this reaction to the House passage of the stimulus bill. I don want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing an economic growth package that would help our economy, that the temptation is going to be for the Senate to load it up. Dan Robinson, VOA News, Capitol Hill.

The board of the French bank Societe Generale has decided to keep Chairman Daniel Bouton in his post despite increasing pressure for his resignation after a 7-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announces it will set an independent committee to investigate the losses blamed on young trader Jerome Kerviel.

Australia will
issue its first formal apology for past mistreatment to the country's Aboriginal people early next month. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the first act of the new government, when the Australian parliament reopens in Canberra on February 13th. The comments will acknowledge injustices suffered by Aborigines in the years after European colonization that began in the late 1700's. The apology will include a reference to the so-called "Stolen Generations. " These were young Aborigines taken forcibly from their families by the authorities and placed in foster homes. It was an official attempt to dilute indigenous culture, and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970's. A hundred thousand children were affected. Members of the "Stolen Generations" have said that being taken from their families amounted to kidnap from which they suffered great trauma. Senior officials say the apology will not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australian people, nor will it offer compensation. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Sydney, Australia.

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a government's decision to cut fuel supplies on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas eased control of the region last June. Meanwhile, in Cairo today, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discuss the border situation.

You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA news center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media say democratic, former North Carolina senator John Edwards is dropping out of the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formally announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not known if he will endorse either of the 2 remaining Democratic candidates, Illinois Senator Barack Obama or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain of Arizona says his victory Tuesday in Florida Republican primary gave his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi-state primaries and caucuses. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to disassemble the cycle of violence that has killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenyan Interior Security Minister said today that the authorities would not allow what he called "criminals and hooligans" to run around. He also said police will insure the Kenya's roads and raillines should remain open.

US economic growth slowed down sharply in last three months of 2007, increasing the probability that the Central Bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economies surveyed by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by half a percent.

Meanwhile, the US state, the US senate rather is considering its version of US economci stimulus plan, a day after the House of Representatives passed the separate plans backed by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to President Bush as quickly as possible, perhaps by the middle of Feburary. VOA's Dan Robinson has more details in this report.

Approval of the stimulus package in the House shifts the focus to the Senate where Democrats have proposed adding $10 billion or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That's something President Bush warned against in his State of the Union Address Monday. During Tuesday's House debate, partisan bickering was largely absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid a recession by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many taxpayers with a 600 dollar tax rebate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated an appeal to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush has this reaction to the House passage of this stimulus bill. "I do want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing an economic growth package that will help our economy, that the temptation is going to be for the Senate to load it up. Dan Robinson, VOA news, Capitol Hill.

The board of the French bank, Societe Generale has decided to keep Chairman Daniel Bouton in his post despite increasing pressure for his resignation after a 7-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announces it will set an independent committee to investigate the losses blamed on young trader Jerome Kerviel.

Australia will issue its first formal apology for past mistreatment to the country's Aboriginal people early next month. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the first act of the new government, when Australian parliament reopens in Canberra on Februray 13th. The comments would acknowledge injustices suffered by Aborigines in the years after European colonization that began in the late 1700's. The apology will include reference to the so-called "Stolen Generations. " These were young Aborigines taken forcibly from their families by the authorities and placed in foster homes. It was an official attempt to dilute indigenous culture, and the practice persisted from 1910 to the 1970's. A hundred thousand of children were affected. Embassy of the "Stolen Generations" have said they had been taken from their families and amounted to kidnap from which they suffered a great trauma. Senior officials say the apology will not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australian people, nor will it offer a compensation. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Sydney, Australia.

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a government's decision to cut the fuel suplies to Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded the Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas seized control of the region last June. Meanwhile, in Cairo today, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the border situation.

You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

From the VOA news center in Washinton. I am Fances Alonzo.

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21:47 From the VOA news center in Washington, I am Fransis Alenzil.
US medias say democratic former North Karolina senator John Edwards is dropping out the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formally announce his decision later today in New Warlands. It's now known if he endorce either of the two remaining democratic candidates. Innonoy senator Brark Abama, or New York senator Hilliry Cliton. Among the republican presidential hopefuls, senator John Macain of Arizona says his victory in Tuesday Florida Republican primary because his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi state primaries and Koxis.
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Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to stem the cycle of violence that's killed more than 800 people since last month disputed election. The Kenyan internal security minister said today that authorities will not allow what he called criminal and holigans to run around. He also said police will ensure that Kenya's growth and realize remain open.
US economic growth slowed down sharply in the last few months of 2007 increasing the probability that the central bank will cut increase rates again today. Many economists surveyed by news organizations expect the US federal reserve to cut the key interest rate by half percent. Meanwhile the US sate, the US senator rather, is considering its version of an economic stimulous plan a day after the house of representative passed a separate plan back by president Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to president Bush as quickly as possible perhaps by the middle of Febuary. VOA's Dan Robenson has more details in this report.
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Israel supreme court has uppowed the government's decision to cut fuel supplies to the Hamas controlled Gaza strip. Israel has blockaded Gaza with Egypt's cooperations since Hamas's control of the region last June. Meanwhile In Kairo Egyption president Hasly Mubarak and Palestinian president Muhamud Abbas discussed the border sitution. You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com. I am Fansis Alenzil VOA news. 22:20
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From the VOA news center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media say democratic, former North Carolina senator John Edwards is dropping out of the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formally announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not known if he will endorse either of the 2 remaining Democratic candidates, Illinois Senator Barack Obama or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain of Arizona says his victory Tuesday in Florida Republican primary gives his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi-state primaries and caucuses. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to stem the cycle of violence that has killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenyan Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities would not allow what he called "criminals and hooligans" to run around. He also said police will ensure (感觉这个拼法用得比较普遍呵呵)the Kenya's roads and rail lines / remain open.

US economic growth slowed down sharply in last three months of 2007, increasing the probability that the Central Bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economists surveyed by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by half a percent.

Meanwhile, the US state, the US senate rather is considering its version of US economic stimulus plan, a day after the House of Representatives passed the separate plans backed by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to President Bush as quickly as possible, perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Robinson has more details in this report.

Approval of the stimulus package in the House shifts the focus to the Senate where Democrats have proposed adding $10 billion or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That's something President Bush warned against in his State of the Union Address Monday. During Tuesday's House debate, partisan bickering was largely absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid a recession by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many taxpayers with a 600 dollar tax rebate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated an appeal to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush has this reaction to the House passage of this stimulus bill. "I do want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing an economic growth package that will help our economy. The temptation is going to be for the Senate to load it up. Dan Robinson, VOA news, Capitol Hill.

The board of the French bank, Societe Generale has decided to keep Chairman Daniel Bouton in his post despite increasing pressure for his resignation after a 7-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announces it will set an independent committee to investigate the losses blamed on young trader Jerome Kerviel.

Australia will issue its first formal apology for past mistreatment to the country's Aboriginal people early next month. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the first act of the new government, when Australian parliament reopens in Canberra on February 13th. The comments would acknowledge injustices suffered by Aborigines in the years after European colonization that began in the late 1700's. The apology will include reference to the so-called "Stolen Generations. " These were young Aborigines taken forcibly from their families by the authorities and placed in foster homes. It was an official attempt to dilute indigenous culture, and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970's. A hundred thousand / children were affected. Members of the Stolen Generations have said they had been taken from their families, amounting to kidnap from which they suffered / great trauma. Senior officials say the apology will not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australian people, nor will it offer a compensation. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Sydney, Australia.

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a government's decision to cut the fuel suplies to Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded the Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas seized control of the region last June. Meanwhile, in Cairo today, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the border situation.

You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

From the VOA news center in Washinton. I am Fances Alonzo.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media say Democratic, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is dropping out of the race for US president. Edwards is expected to formally announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not known if he will endorse either of the 2 remaining Democratic candidates, Illinois Senator Barack Obama or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain of Arizona says his victory in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary gives his campaign momentum heading into next week's multi-state primaries and caucuses. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they will act tougher to stem the cycle of violence that has killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenyan Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities would not allow what he called "criminals and hooligans" to run around. He also said police will ensure the Kenya's roads and rail lines remain open.

US economic growth slowed down sharply in the last three months of 2007, increasing the probability that the Central Bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economists surveyed by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by half a percent.

Meanwhile, the US state, the US Senate rather, is considering its version of an economic stimulus plan, a day after the House of Representatives passed a separate plan backed by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill to send to President Bush as quickly as possible, perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Robinson has more details in this report.

Approval of the stimulus package in the House shifts the focus to the Senate where Democrats have proposed adding $10 billion or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That's something President Bush warned against in his State of the Union Address Monday. During Tuesday's House debate, partisan bickering was largely absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid a recession by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many taxpayers with a 600-dollar tax rebate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated an appeal to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush has this reaction to the House passage of this stimulus bill. "I do want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing an economic growth package that will help our economy. The temptation is going to be for the Senate to load it up. " Dan Robinson, VOA News, Capitol Hill.

The board of the French bank, Societe Generale, has decided to keep Chairman Daniel Bouton in his post despite increasing pressure for his resignation after a 7-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announced it will set an independent committee to investigate the losses blamed on young trader Jerome Kerviel.

Australia will issue its first formal apology for past mistreatment to the country's Aboriginal people early next month. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the first act of the new government, when the Australian parliament reopens in Canberra on February 13th. The comments would acknowledge injustices suffered by Aborigines in the years after European colonization that began in the late 1700's. The apology will include a reference to the so-called "Stolen Generations. " These were young Aborigines taken forcibly from their families by the authorities and placed in foster homes. It was an official attempt to dilute indigenous culture, and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970's. A hundred thousand children were affected. Members of the Stolen Generations have said they had been taken from their families, amounting to kidnap from which they suffered great trauma. Senior officials say the apology will not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australian people, nor will it offer a compensation. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Sydney, Australia.

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld the government's decision to cut fuel suplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas seized control of the region last June. Meanwhile, in Cairo today, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the border situation.

You can read details on this and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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