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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

 

President Bush's in Tanzania, second stop on a five-nation trip to Africa. The trip is part of an administration effort to highlight successful U.S. policies on the continent. Mr. Bush threw his support today behind a power-sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya, and he's set to discuss the problems there and in Chad and Zimbabwe in discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Earlier today, in Benin, Mr. Bush praised that country's president. "And we will not be standing here, if you and your government was not committed to your people, now you mentioned some of the dollar, money we were spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion and we care when we see suffering." After Tanzania, Mr. Bush will visit Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia.

 

A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that killed at least 37 people in Pakistan's volatile tribal area today, two days before the country's parliamentary elections, dozens of others were injured. It was the third large election-related bombing in Pakistan in recent weeks. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

 

The authorities in Pakistan have long feared these will be violent elections and they have been proved right. Within the last week, the government has deployed more than 80,000 troops and paramilitary forces around the country. This didn't prevent a suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car amidst a crowd outside. It happened on the last day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistan's Parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of Benazir Buhtto's Pakistan People's Party in Parachinar in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Officials say many of the victims were supporters of Bhutto who was assassinated late last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, but it's not yet clear this was a factor. Philip Reeves, NPR News, Lahore.

 

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plowed into a crowd that was watching an illegal drag race in Maryland. NPR's David Nogueras has that story.

 

Police say a crowd of people had gathered along a stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland, just 20 miles south of Washington D.C. Prince George's County police corporal Clinton Copeland says after the initial crash, a tractor trailer may have also hit some of the wounded as he tried to avoid the accident. "The southern one was one of the most terrific scenes that I have seen in my career, and it just it's...I mean... I'm pretty much at a lost for words." At least 4 people were transported to hospitals including the driver who ran the vehicles involved in the alleged drag race. David Nogueras, NPR News, Washington.

 

Astronauts from the Space Shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the International Space Station worked today to outfit a new laboratory module that's been attached to the orbiting outpost. Atlantis is scheduled to land on Wednesday to clear the way for the military's effort to shoot down a disabled spy satellite.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Police in Illinois say, Steven Kazmierczak, the gunman who killed 5 students at Northern Illinois University before taking his own life spent two days before the attack at a motel near the campus. A search of the room reportedly turned up empty containers of Red Bull and Gatorade, cigarettes, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffle bag with the zippers glued shut. School officials say the rapid response to the incident probably saved lives. Police arrived in less than two minutes after the shooting began. Kazmierczak had more ammunition and one of his four weapons had not been unholstered.

 

Employees at a Michelin tire factory in eastern France that is slated to be shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.

 

French television is showing scenes of a tire burning vigil out front of the plant in Toul, France whose closure will put nearly a thousand people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported a 35 percent surge in 2007 net profits. Its sales in 2007 were some $23,000 billion. And that is why employees say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its loyal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took two managers hostage Friday and said they planned to keep their protest going through the weekend. A French state mediator held talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions. Despite the plant closing, Michelin says it plans to maintain a strong industrial base in West Europe in France and in North America. For NPR News, I'm Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.

 

The administration's warrantless eavesdropping authority expires at midnight. President Bush has been criticizing the House for failing to renew the program, but lawmakers say the president rejected an offer to extend the current law temporarily.

 

I'm Craig Windham.

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turn up: to be found, especially by chance, after having been lost or searched for

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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Craig Windham.

President Bush’s in Tanzania second stop on the five nation trip to Africa. The trip is part of the administration effort to highlight success for U.S. policies on the continent. Mr. Bush through his support today behind a power sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya, and he’s set to discuss the problems there and in chartings in bomb way and discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Early today, in Benin, Mr. Bush praised that country’s president. “And we will not be standing here, if your and your government was not committed to your people, now you mention the some of the dollar, money we were spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion, now we care when we see suffering.” After Tanzania, Mr. Bush will visit Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia.

A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that at least killed 37 people in Pakistan’s * tribal areas today two days before the country’s parliamentary elections, dozens of others were injured. It was the third large election-related bombing in Pakistan in recent weeks. NPR’s Philip Reeves reports.

The authorities in Pakistan have long fear these will be violate the elections and that have been proved right. Within the last week, the governments deployed more than 18,000 troops and permanency forces around the country. This didn’t prevent suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car on the street crowd outside. It happened on the last day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistan’s parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of ** Pakistan people’s party in Parachinar in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Official say many of the victims was supporters of Bhutto who was assassinated later last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence between ** and Moslems, but it’s not yet clear this was the factor. Philip Reeves, NPR News. *.

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plod into a crowd was watching on illegal druggeries in Maryland. NPR’s David Nogueras says that story.

Police say a crowd of people had gathered long a stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland. Just 20 mile south of Washington D.C. Prince George’s County police Clinton C. says at the initial crush, a tractor trailer may ** hit some of the wounded as a try to avoid the accident. “The southern wounded the most terrible thing that south in ** and it just it’s…I mean... I’m pretty much at lost my words.” At least 4 people transported hospitals including the driver who won the vehicles and involved druggeries. David Nogueras, NPR News, Washington.

Astronauts from the space shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the International Space Station worked today to outfit the new laboratory majul that’s been attached to the * outpost. Atlantics is scheduled to land on Wednesday to clear the way for the military’s effort to shoot down the disabled fine satellite.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Police in the Illinois say Steven Kazmertcheck the gunman who killed 5 students in the Illinois University before taking his own life spent two days before the attack at a motel near the campus. The search of the room reportedly turned out empty containers of red ball **, cigarettes, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffle bag with the ** glued shard. School official said a rapt respond to the incident probably save lives. Police arrived in less than two minutes after the shooting began. Kazmertcheck had more ammunition and one of his full weapons have not been upholstered.

Employee said Michelin tire factory in eastern France that is slated to be shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil. E.B. reports from Paris.

French television are showing scenes of tire burning vigil out front of the plant in two France whose closure will put nearly a thousand people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported a 35 percent surge in 2007 net profits. Its sales in 2007 were summed $23,000 billion. And that is why employees say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its loyal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took too managers hostages Friday and they say they plan to keep their protesting going through the weekend. French state mediator head talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions, despite the plan closing; Michelin says it plans to maintain a strong industrial base in west European France and in North America. For NPR News, I’m E.B., in Paris.

The administrations’ warless east dropping authority expired in midnight. President Bush has been criticized in the House for failing to renew the program that lawmakers say the president rejected in offer to extend the current law temporarily.

I’m Craig Windham.
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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Craig Windham.

President Bush’s in Tanzania second stop on the five-nation trip to Africa. The trip is part of the administration effort to highlight successful U.S. policies on the continent. Mr. Bush through his support today behind a power sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya, and he’s set to discuss the problems there and in chartings in bomb way and discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Early today, in Benin, Mr. Bush praised that country’s president. “And we will not be standing here, if your and your government was not committed to your people, now you mention the some of the dollar, money we were spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion, now we care when we see suffering.” After Tanzania, Mr. Bush will visit Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia.

A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that at least killed 37 people in Pakistan’s * tribal areas today two days before the country’s parliamentary elections, dozens of others were injured. It was the third large election-related bombing in Pakistan in recent weeks. NPR’s Philip Reeves reports.

The authorities in Pakistan have long fear these will be violent elections and there have been proved right. Within the last week, the governments deployed more than 18,000 troops and parliamentary forces around the country. This didn’t prevent a suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car on / crowd outside. It happened on the last day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistan’s parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of ** Pakistan people’s party in Parachinar in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Official say many of the victims was supporters of Bhutto who was assassinated later last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence between ** and Moslems, but it’s not yet clear this was the factor. Philip Reeves, NPR News. *.

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plod into a crowd was watching on illegal druggeries in Maryland. NPR’s David Nogueras says that story.

Police say a crowd of people had gathered long a stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland. Just 20 mile south of Washington D.C. Prince George’s County police Clinton C. says at the initial crush, a tractor trailer may have also hit some of the wounded as a try to avoid the accident. “The southern wounded the most terrible thing that south in ** and it just it’s…I mean... I’m pretty much at lost my words.” At least 4 people transported to hospitals including the driver who won the vehicles and involved druggeries. David Nogueras, NPR News, Washington.

Astronauts from the space shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the International Space Station worked today to outfit the new laboratory majul that’s been attached to the orbiting outpost. Atlantics is scheduled to land on Wednesday to clear the way for the military’s effort to shoot down the disabled fine satellite.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Police in the Illinois say Steven Kazmertcheck the gunman who killed 5 students in the Illinois University before taking his own life spent two days before the attack at a motel near the campus. The search of the room reportedly turned out empty containers of Red Bull, cigarettes, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffel bag with the zippers glued shut. School official said a rapt response to the incident probably save lives. Police arrived in less than two minutes after the shooting began. Kazmertcheck had more ammunition and one of his full weapons have not been upholstered.

Employee said Michelin tire factory in eastern France that is slated to be shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil E.B. reports from Paris.

French television are showing scenes of tire burning vigil out front of the plant in two France whose closure will put nearly a thousand people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported a 35 percent surge in 2007 net profits. Its sales in 2007 were summed $23,000 billion. And that is why employees say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its loyal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took two managers hostages Friday and they say they plan to keep their protesting going through the weekend. French state mediator head talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions, despite the plan closing; Michelin says it plans to maintain a strong industrial base in west European France and in North America. For NPR News, I’m E.B., in Paris.

The administrations’ warrantless east dropping authority expires in midnight. President Bush has been criticizing the House for failing to renew the program that lawmakers say the president rejected the offer to extend the current law temporarily.

I’m Craig Windham.

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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Craig Windham.

President Bush’s in Tanzania second stop on a five-nation trip to Africa. The trip is part of the administration effort to highlight success for U.S. policies on the continent. Mr. Bush threw his support today behind a power-sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya, and he’s set to discuss the problems there and in Chad and Zimbabwe and discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Earlier today, in Benin, Mr. Bush praised that country’s president. “And we will not be standing here, if your and your government was not committed to your people, now you mention the some of the dollar, money we were spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion, now we care when we see suffering.” After Tanzania, Mr. Bush will visit Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia.

A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that at least killed 37 people in Pakistan’s * tribal area/ today two days before the country’s parliamentary elections, dozens of others were injured. It was the third large election-related bombing in Pakistan in recent weeks. NPR’s Philip Reeves reports.

The authorities in Pakistan have long fear these will be violent the elections and that have been proved drived. Within the last week, the government's deployed more than 18,000 troops and parliamentary forces around the country. This didn’t prevent a suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car, and it's a crowd outside. It happened on the last day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistan’s Parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of Benazir Buhtto's Pakistan People’s Party in Parachinar in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Official say many of the victims were supporters of Bhutto who was assassinated later last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite muslims, but it’s not yet clear this was the factor. Philip Reeves, NPR News Lahore.

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plowed into a crowd that was watching on illegal drag race in Maryland. NPR’s David Nogueras has that story.

Police say a crowd of people have gathered along a stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland. Just 20 mile south of Washington D.C. Prince George’s County police Cpl. Clinton Copeland says after the initial crash, a tractor trailer may have also hit some of the wounded as it tried to avoid the accident. “The southern one of most rapid thing, to that thing of career and it just it’s…I mean... I’m pretty much at a lost / words.” At least 4 people were transported to hospitals including the driver who on the vehicles / involved in the illegal drag race. David Nogueras, NPR News, Washington.

Astronauts from the Space Shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the International Space Station worked today to outfit a new laboratory majul that’s been attached to the orbiting outpost. Atlantics is scheduled to land on Wednesday to clear the way for the military’s effort to shoot down the disabled fired satellite.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Police in the Illinois said Steven Kazmierczak the gunman who killed 5 students at the Illinois University before taking his own life spent two days before the attack at a motel near the campus. The search of the room reportedly turned up empty containers of Red Bull, cigarettes, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffle bag with the zippers glued shut. School official say a rapid respond to the incident probably saved lives. Police arrived in less than two minutes after the shooting began. Kazmierczak had more ammunition and one of his full weapons have not been upholstered.

Employee said a Michelin tire factory in eastern France that is slated to be shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil. E.B. reports from Paris.

French television are showing scenes of tire burning vigil out front of the plant in two France whose closures were put nearly a thousand people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported a 35 percent surge in 2007 net profits. Its sales in 2007 were summed $23,000 billion. And that is why employees say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its loyal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took two managers hostage/ Friday and they say they plan to keep their protest/ going through the weekend. A French state mediator held talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions, despite the plant closing; Michelin says it plans to maintain a strong industrial base in west European France and in North America. For NPR News, I’m E.B., in Paris.

The administrations’ warrantless eavesdropping authority expires at midnight. President Bush has been criticizing the House for failing to renew the program that lawmakers say the president rejected in offer to extend the current law temporarily.

I’m Craig Windham.


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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush's in Tanzania, second stop on a five-nation trip to Africa. The trip is part of an administration effort to highlight successful U.S. policies on the continent. Mr. Bush threw his support today behind a power-sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya, and he's set to discuss the problems there and in Chad and Zimbabwe in discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Earlier today, in Benin, Mr. Bush praised that country's president. "And we will not be standing here, if you and your government was not committed to your people, now you mentioned some of the dollar, money we were spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion, we care when we see suffering." After Tanzania, Mr. Bush will visit Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia.

A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that killed at least 37 people in Pakistan's volatile tribal area today, two days before the country's parliamentary elections, dozens of others were injured. It was the third large election-related bombing in Pakistan in recent weeks. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

The authorities in Pakistan have long fear these will be violent/ elections and they have been proved right. Within the last week, the government has deployed more than 80,000 troops and paramilitary forces around the country. This didn't prevent a suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car amidst a crowd outside. It happened on the last day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistan's Parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of Benazir Buhtto's Pakistan People's Party in Parachinar in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Officials say many of the victims were supporters of Bhutto who was assassinated late last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, but it's not yet clear this was the factor. Philip Reeves, NPR News, Lahore.

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plowed into a crowd that was watching an illegal drag race in Maryland. NPR's David Nogueras has that story.

Police say a crowd of people had gathered along a stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland, just 20 miles south of Washington D.C. Prince George's County police corporal Clinton Copeland says after the initial crash, a tractor trailer may have also hit some of the wounded as it tried to avoid the accident. "The southern one was one of the most terrific scenes that I have seen in my career, and it just it's...I mean... I'm pretty much, lost for words." At least 4 people were transported to hospitals including the driver who run the vehicle is involved in the alleged drag race. David Nogueras, NPR News, Washington.

Astronauts from the Space Shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the International Space Station worked today to outfit a new laboratory module that's been attached to the orbiting outpost. Atlantics is scheduled to land on Wednesday to clear the way for the military's effort to shoot down a disabled spy satellite.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Police in Illinois say, Steven Kazmierczak, the gunman who killed 5 students at Northern Illinois University before taking his own life spent two days before the attack at a motel near the campus. The search of the room reportedly turned up empty containers of Red Bull and Gatorade, cigarettes, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffle bag with the zippers glued shut. School official say the rapid respond to the incident probably saved lives. Police arrived in less than two minutes after the shooting began. Kazmierczak had more ammunition and one of his four weapons had not been unholstered.

Employees at a Michelin tire factory in eastern France that is slated to be shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.

French television is showing scenes of a tire burning vigil out front of the plant in Toul, France whose closure will put nearly a thousand people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported a 35 percent surge in 2007 net profits. Its sales in 2007 were some $23,000 billion. And that is why employees say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its loyal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took two managers hostage Friday and said they planned to keep their protest going through the weekend. A French state mediator held talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions. Despite the planned closing, Michelin says it plans to maintain a strong industrial base in west Europe in France and in North America. For NPR News, I'm Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.

The administration's warrantless eavesdropping authority expires at midnight. President Bush has been criticizing the House for failing to renew the program, but lawmakers say the president rejected an offer to extend the current law temporarily.

I'm Craig Windham.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush's in Tanzania, second stop on a five-nation trip to Africa. The trip is part of an administration effort to highlight successful U.S. policies on the continent. Mr. Bush threw his support today behind a power-sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya, and he's set to discuss the problems there and in Chad and Zimbabwe in discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Earlier today, in Benin, Mr. Bush praised that country's president. "And we will not be standing here, if you and your government was not committed to your people, now you mentioned some of the dollar, money we were spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion and we care when we see suffering." After Tanzania, Mr. Bush will visit Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia.

A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that killed at least 37 people in Pakistan's volatile tribal area today, two days before the country's parliamentary elections, dozens of others were injured. It was the third large election-related bombing in Pakistan in recent weeks. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

The authorities in Pakistan have long fear these will be violent/ elections and they have been proved right. Within the last week, the government has deployed more than 80,000 troops and paramilitary forces around the country. This didn't prevent a suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car amidst a crowd outside. It happened on the last day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistan's Parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of Benazir Buhtto's Pakistan People's Party in Parachinar in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Officials say many of the victims were supporters of Bhutto who was assassinated late last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, but it's not yet clear this was a factor. Philip Reeves, NPR News, Lahore.

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plowed into a crowd that was watching an illegal drag race in Maryland. NPR's David Nogueras has that story.

Police say a crowd of people had gathered along a stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland, just 20 miles south of Washington D.C. Prince George's County police corporal Clinton Copeland says after the initial crash, a tractor trailer may have also hit some of the wounded as it tried to avoid the accident. "The southern one was one of the most terrific scenes that I have seen in my career, and it just it's...I mean... I'm pretty much at a lost for words." At least 4 people were transported to hospitals including the driver who ran the vehicles involved in the alleged drag race. David Nogueras, NPR News, Washington.

Astronauts from the Space Shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the International Space Station worked today to outfit a new laboratory module that's been attached to the orbiting outpost. Atlantis is scheduled to land on Wednesday to clear the way for the military's effort to shoot down a disabled spy satellite.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Police in Illinois say, Steven Kazmierczak, the gunman who killed 5 students at Northern Illinois University before taking his own life spent two days before the attack at a motel near the campus. A search of the room reportedly turned up empty containers of Red Bull and Gatorade, cigarettes, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffle bag with the zippers glued shut. School officials say the rapid response to the incident probably saved lives. Police arrived in less than two minutes after the shooting began. Kazmierczak had more ammunition and one of his four weapons had not been unholstered.

Employees at a Michelin tire factory in eastern France that is slated to be shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.

French television is showing scenes of a tire burning vigil out front of the plant in Toul, France whose closure will put nearly a thousand people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported a 35 percent surge in 2007 net profits. Its sales in 2007 were some $23,000 billion. And that is why employees say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its loyal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took two managers hostage Friday and said they planned to keep their protest going through the weekend. A French state mediator held talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions. Despite the plant closing, Michelin says it plans to maintain a strong industrial base in West Europe in France and in North America. For NPR News, I'm Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.

The administration's warrantless eavesdropping authority expires at midnight. President Bush has been criticizing the House for failing to renew the program, but lawmakers say the president rejected an offer to extend the current law temporarily.

I'm Craig Windham.
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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush is in Tanzania, second stop on a five nation trip to Africa. The trip part of the administration effort to highlight successful US policies on the continent. Mr. Bush threw his support to behind the power sharing arrangement to end the political crisis in Kenya and he set to discuss the problems there and in Chad in Zimbabwe and discussions with the new chairman of the African Union. Early the day in Benin, Mr. praised that country's president.

And we will not be happy standing here if you and your governor was not committee to your people. You mention the some of the dollar money we spending with you, but those dollars come with great compassion. We care when we see suffering.

After Tanzania, Mr. Bush visit Rwanda, Gana and Liberia. A suicide car bomber detonated a blast that killed at least 37 people and Pakistanis volatile tribal area today. Two days before the country's parliamentary elections. Dozens of others were injured it was 3 large electioneer related bombing in Pakistani in recent weeks. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

The authorities in Pakistan have feared these will be violent elections and that been proved right. Within the last week the government deployed more than 83 troops and paramilitary forces around the country. This didn't prevent a suicide bomber from driving up to an election office and detonating his car amidst a crowd outside. It happened on the last the day of campaigning for the elections for Pakistanis parliament and provincial assemblies. The bomber struck outside the local headquarters of Benazair Buhtto's Pakistan people's party in Parachinar in the tribal belt border in Afghanistan. Official say many of the victims were supporters of Bhutto who is assassinated late last year. The area has a history of sectarian violence before Sunnite and Shiah Muslims. But it not at clear that was a factor. Philip Reeves, NPR news, Lahore.

At least 8 people were killed early this morning when a car plowed into a crowd with watching an illegal drag race in Maryland. NPR's David Nogueras says that story.

Police say a crowd of people had gathered along stretch of road in Akaki, Maryland just 20 miles south Washington D.C. Prince George's County Police corporal Clinton Copeland says after the initial crash attack, a tractor trailer to may have also hit some of the wounded as try to avoid the accident. "The southern one as one of the most traffic scenes that I have seen in my career. And it just it's...I mean...I'm pretty at a lost for words." At least four people were transported to hospital including the driver wounded the vehicles and involved in the alleged drag race. David Nogueras NPR news, Washington.

Astronauts from the Space Shuttle Atlantis and crew members from the international space station worked today to outfit a new laboratory module due that's been attached to the orbiting outpost. Atlantis is scheduled to land on Wednesday on clear the way for the military's effort to shoot down disabled space satellite.

This is NPR news from Washington.

Police in Illinois says Steven Kazmierczak, the gunman who killed 5 students at Northern Illinois university before taking his own life spend two days before the attack at a motel near the campus, A search of the room reportedly turned up empty container of red bull and Gatorade, cigarette, cold medicine as well as a laptop computer and a duffle bag with the zippers glued shut. School official say the rapid response to the incident probably save lives police arrived in after less than 2 minutes after the shooting begin. Kazmierczak had more ammunition and one of his four weapons had not been unhorse.

Employees at Michelin tire factory in Eastern France that slated to the shut down have locked two managers in an office there and are holding a tire burning vigil. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.

French television showing scenes of a tire burning vigil out front of the plant in Toul France whose closure were put nearly 1000 people out of work. On Friday the French tire maker Michelin reported 53 percent surge in 2007 net profit. It sales in 2007 were some 23 billion dollars and that is why employee say they are protesting the closure of their factory. They say the hugely profitable company owes something to its royal employees as well as its shareholders. The workers took two managers hostage Friday and said they plan to keep their protest going through the weekend. French state mediator held talks with the unions on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions despite the plant closing, Michelin says its plan maintain a strong industry base in Western European France and in North America. For NPR news, I'm Elneaor Beardsley in Paris.

The administration warranties eavesdropping authority expires at midnight, president Bush has criticized in the house for failing to renew the program but lawmakers say the president rejected an offer to extend the current law temporarily.

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