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Illinois Senator Barack Obama swept all the democratic contests yesterday . he won caucuses in Nebraska, Washington state and Virgin Islands and Louisiana primary. From the Orleans NPR's Greg Allen reports.

In all the state's voting yesterday Obama didn't just win , he beated New York senator Hillary Clinton by a substantial margin. In Louisiana ex-polls indicated that half of the democrats who voted were black. and the overwhelmingly supported Obama. Obama spoken in New orleans this week, Hllary Clinton did not campaign here but she did sent her husband former president Bill Clinton. Obama also won big states with fewer minority voters in Nebraska and Washington. Both Obama and Clinton are now turning to focus on Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. which hold their primaries next Tuesday.

On the republican side although Arizona senator John McCain appears a likely nominee , former Arkansas govenor Mike Huckabee scored a big win yesterday in Kansas. Greg Allen, NPR News , New Orleans.

Huckabee also won the republican primary in Loiusiana but not by enough to pick up the 20 delegates who will be allocated at a state convention next week. The associated press reporting that John McCain did win the republican caucuses in Washington State.

Defense secretary Robert Gates urge NATO allies today to share more of the burden in fighting Islam's militants in Afghanistan. Speaking to a security conference in Munich , Gates says the threat of violent Islamic extremists is real and is not going to go away.

"Imagin the Islamic terrorists had managed to strike your capitals, on the same scale as they struck New York.Imagin that they have laid their hands on weapons and materials with even greater destrucktive and capability.Weapons of the sort all too easily accessible in the world today. We forget our parole and the ambition of Islamic extremists is limited only by opportunity."Gates said NATO unless become a two terror lines of those willing to fight and those who were not.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis are taking an extra day to work run a number of problems , the spacecraft docked to the international space station yesterday, Pat Duggins of memberstation , WMFE reports.

Astronauts Hans Schlegel is recovering from what NASA described as medical issue. He was scheduled the head out on the mission's first space walk to help prepare the European build Columbus lab for since relation on the space station. That work session is now set for Monday. and astronauts Stanley love steps ambush neighbor. The astronauts' illness isn't the only concerned . NASA engineers also troubled shooting a bulky main computer on Atlantis and a tear in the white hip protection blanket on the right side of the Shuttle's tail rudder. A similar rip on the previous shuttle mission was fixed by a space worker who venture outside with surgical stable gun from the astronaut's medical kit. the main goal of Atlantis' flight is to deliver the multi billion dollars columbus module. It's the European Space Agency main contribution to the space station. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggains. In Orlando.

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Tests on the new coal process at Pennsylvania power plant show promise for reducing in mercury pollution. Fred kight for memberstation WOUB has story.

Takes some low grade coal from Wyoming and high-soft coal form Ohio mix them together burned them up and what do you get? a cleaner feul accoring to the Evergreen Energy Company which says recently completed a test burn of the plant to reduce mercury emmision of the plant nearly 82%. This news came out as federal court struck down the Bush administration approach to limiting mercury emmissions. The propose rule what allowed powerplant to buy credit from cleaner powerplants rather than install their own emmission controls. The court decision said the government fail to adequetely consider the policy's effect on public health and environment. For NPR News, I'm Fred Kight in Athens, Ohio.


At least 10 people were trampled to death at a concert in Indonesia last night . Authorities say hundreds of people try to live the Pank rock performence at the same time casuing a panic and stampede(A sudden headlong rush or flight of a crowd of people.
逃窜,一哄而散人群突然猛冲或飞奔). dozens were injured. most of the concert goers were teenagers.

The military government of Myanmar(Burma) announced last night they will hold a general election in 2010. It also said it will hold a vote in the new consitution in May. saying the time has now come to change from military ruled and democratic civilian rule. The last selection in the country also known as Burmer was 1990. the national lead for democracy won but the military refused to hand over power. The head of that party Aung Thaung Gui Chui has been in prison or under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years. I'm Nora Raum. NPR News in Washington.
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