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Police in northern Illinoil University officials in Dekalb Ilinois will talk to the public later today after yesterday's shooting in an NIU classroom. 7 people including the gunman died and at least 16 were injured. 21 year-old NIU senior Deserate Smith was in the lecture hall when the gunman opened fire , She described bedlam in an interview with Chicago sport news. Everyone dropped down to the ground , It's like a movie theater style seating.Uh, I can see people through the seats,Uh, sarcasticlly . floor side with this girl for 2 seconds and then , we realize everyone is calling out. I started to army crowd out of there. The University president says the shooter was a former graduate students at northern Ilinois who stepped from behind a screen in the classroom and started firing. Classes have been cancelled today. This is the 4th shooting in the school in the U.S. within the week.

President Bush says he will put off a long planned trip to Africa if necessary to push Conress to approve his warrant domsetic eavesedropping program. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.

The senate and house have approved two different measures that would continue the program . The difference is the senate has included a immunity for phone companies that faced lawsuits charging they illegaly turned over records to the government after 911. The house does not have immunity in its bill , the president wants house lawmakers to drop their rejections and go along with the senate plan. Republic and Democrat in the senate can put partisanshipside. and passed a good bill . there is no reason why the house can not do the same and passed the senate bill immediately. The current surveiliance legislation expires Saturday but the president could continue the program untill this summer. Brain Naylor NPR News , the capitol.

Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney and John McCain have put aside their differences . Romney endorsed McCain yesterday and says he will ask his delegates to support the Arizona senator. NPR's Scott Horsely reports.

Romney and McCain fought a sometimes bitter battle during the GOP primary. but that was mostly forgotten when the two men appeared together in Boston yesterday. Romney who dropped out the presidential race last week said McCain is capable of leading the country in what he called a dangerous hour. McCain said he looks forward to Romney's help as he moves forward with his own campaign. Now we move forward together for the good of our party and the nation, and I'm honored, I'm very honored to have governor Romney and the members of his team at my side . McCain said Romney's intensive primary campaign hlep him become a better candidate. He is far ahead of his remainning rivals Mike Huckabee and Roan Paul in the race for the GOP nomination. Scott Horsle , NPR News.

Democrat Hillary Clinton has been named the winner of New Mexico democratic presidential primary 9 days after the efforts of Super Tuesday.
She is now 56 votes behind Barack Obama in delegates but appears to have a lead among super delegates. This is NPR News.

Angry republicans boycotted the house's vote yesterday as 2 confidantsof president's Bush were held in contem for failing to cooperate within an inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors. The vote was 223 to 32 to hold white house chief of staff Joshua Bolten and former whitehouse counsel Harriet Miers in contempt. Republican walked out to a podium waiting on the capitol steps . Minority leader John Boehner said the house needed to be working on a foreign and intellignece surveillance bill. Democrats said they were acting to protect the constitutional responsibilities of Congress and and in the system of checks and of balances .

The head of united Auto workers uinon says he expects at least 1500 workers to leave General Motors in its latest round of buyouts. Form Michigan radio, Dustoned wire reports.

Last year the UAW signed a new contract with GM head, allows the company to hire about 1600 new workers at half the wage the company currently pays. But getting the new lower paid workers, GM has to convince current workers to leave. So it's offering incentives worth up to 140,000 dollars for workers to give up their jobs. UAW president Ron Gettelfinger says he expects between 1500 and 2000 workers to accept the deals . A GM spokesman says workers will get more details on the buyouts in the coming weeks. They will then have 45 days to decide whtether to accept . Similar buyout programs are already underway at Ford and Chrysler. For NPR News, I'm Dusten Wire in hand In A, the Michigan.

China is reporting a forecast beating trade surplus for January even as economic growth slowed in other countries and credit, and China beceame tighter. Chinese imports and exports both grew faster than economists had expected. I'm Paul Brown, NPR News Washington.
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