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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Nora Raum.

Illinois senator Barack Obama swept all the demoratic contests yesterday. He won caucuses in Nebraska, Washington state, and the Virgin Islands, and the Louisiana primary. From New Orleans, NPR's Greg Alen reports.
In all the states voting yesterday, Obama didn't just win--he beat New York senator Hillary Clinton by substantial margine. In Lousiana, ex-poll indicated that half the democrats who voted were black had overwhelmingly supported Obama. Obama spoke in New Orleans this week. Hillary Clinton didn't campain here but she did send her husband former president Bill Clinton. Obama also won big in states with fewer minority voters, Nebraska and Washington. Both Obama and Clinton are now turning their focus on Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C which hold their primaries next Tuesday. On the republican side, although Arizona senator John McCain appears the likely nominee, former Arkansa governor Mike Huckabee scored a big win yesterday in Kansas. Greg Alen, NPR News, New Orleans.
Huckabee also won the republican primary in Lousiana but not by enough to pick up the 20 delegates that will be allocated at the state convention nest week. The Associate Press is reporting that John McCain did win the Republican Caucses in Washington state.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates urges NATO alliance today to share more of the burden in fighting Islamic militancy in Afghanistan. Speaking to a security conference in Munich, Gates say the threat of violent Islamic extremists is real and is not going to go away. "Imagine if Islamic terrorists had managed to strike your capitals on the same scale as they struck in New York, imagine they had laid their hands on weapons and materials with even greater destructive capability, weapons of the sort, all too easily accessible on the world today. We forget our payroll that the ambition that Islamic extremist is limited only by opportunity". Gates said NATO / is becoming two tiers lines of those who are willing to fight and those who are not.

The astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis are taking an extra day to work around a number of problems. The space craft docked the International space station yesterday. Ped Duguns, member station, WMFE reports.
Astronaut Hans Schlegel is recoverying from what NASA describes as a medical issue. He was scheduled to head out on the mission's first spacewalk to help prepare the European-built Culumbus lab for its installation on the space station. That work session is now set for Monday. An astronaut standly level step in first angle.The astronaut's illness isn't the only concern. NASA engineers also trouble shooting a bocky man computer on Atlantis and a tier in the white heat protection blanket on the right side of the shuttle's tail rudder. A similar rip on the previous shuttle mission was fixed on by spacewalker who ventured outside with a surgical staple gun from the astronaut's medical care. The main goal of Atlantis's fly is to deliver the multi-million dollar Columbus margio.It's the European space's main contribution in the space station.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Tests on a new coal process at Pennsylvania power plant show promise for reducing mercury pollution. Fregs Kyte from Member station, WOUB has the story.
Take some low-grade coal from Wyoming and high-soft coal from Ohio, mix them together, burn them, and what do you get? A cleaner fuel, according to Evergreen energy company which says recently completed test burn of the blend, reduced mercury emission at the plan nearly 82%. This news came out as the federal court struck down the Bush administration, approach to limiting mercury emissoins. The proposed rule would allow power plants to buy credits from cleaner power plants rather than install their own emission controls. The court's decision said the government fail to adequately consider the potocies' affect on public health and the environment. For NPR News, I am Fregs Kayt in Athens, Ohio.

At least ten people were trampled to death in a concert in Indonesia last night. Authority say hundreds of people try to leave the Punk rock performance at the same time, causing a panic and stand /, dozens were injured. Most of the concert goers were teenagers.

The military government of Myanmar announced last night they will hold a general election in 2010. It also said it will hold a vote on new constitution in May, saying the time has now come to change from the military rule to democratic civilian rule. The last election on the country also known as Burma was in 1990, the national league for democracy won but the military refused to hand over power. The head of that party Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been in prison or under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years.

I am Nora Raum, NPR News in Washiongton.
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