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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

President Bush today signed a 162-billion-dollar war funding bill. The president thanking both sides of the aisle in Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at the Oval Office signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "This bill shows the American people that, even in an election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families. " According to congressional officials, the measure brings to more than 650 billion dollars, the amount that Congress has provided for the war in Iraq and nearly 200 billion spent so far in Afghanistan. The president says the nation has no greater responsibility than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of a legislation to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president today also approved a new GI Bill for college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits accorded to GIs at the end of World War II. NPR's John McChesney has more.

 

The measure was authored by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia who said this, shortly after he introduced it over a year ago: "The veteran who is able to get a good education is generally a more well-adjusted veteran.” The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight. But a congressional study showed that the number of people attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives, along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Past benefits will be more than doubled, from 40, 000 today to 90, 000. The measure had exceptional bipartisan support. John McChesney, NPR News.

 

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speech today in Independence, Missouri. Maria Carter reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City.


Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois senator sought to reassure Missouri voters, telling a packed crowd in Harry Truman's hometown, that he's always been a patriot. "Throughout my life, I've always taken my deep and abiding love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propelled me into public service. It is why I'm running for president. " Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when those ideals weren't met. Obama plans to travel to the battleground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR News, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today, closing at 11, 350. The NASDAQ lost 22 points. The S&P 500 was up a point.

 

This is NPR.

 

Another lawsuit against giant mortgage lender Countrywide and the company's CEO Angelo Mozilo. The latest suit filed by the State of Florida alleges the company engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. The suit against California-based Countrywide was filed by the Florida Attorney General's Office. Details of the suit are expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California sued the mortgage giant last week, accusing it of persuading homeowners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. Dave DeWitt of North Carolina Public Radio has more.


According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed over the last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. Demario Atwater and Lawrence Lovett Jr. were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first-degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. For NPR News, I'm Dave DeWitt in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi River is cresting today in Saint Louis. But so far, city officials there are reporting no problems. They say low-lying areas are protected by a floodwall. And they say the downtown rises sharply from the river and is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to have levelled off at Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage where it's expected to remain before slowly receding this week.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Spear.

 

President Bush today signed a one-hundred-and-sixty-two-billion dollar war funding bill. The president thanking both sides of the island congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at Oval Office signing ceromony today, Mr Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "The bill shows that the American people that even in the election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families." According to congressonal officials the measure brings more than six hundred and fifty billion dollars, the amount the congress has provided for the war in iraq and nearly two hundred billion spent so far in Afganistan. The president said the nation has no greater responsibilities than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of the legislation to pay for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president said they also approved a new GI bill for the college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits that accorded / GI / at the end of world war II. NPR's John McChesney has more. "The measure was authored by senator J W of Virginia who said this shortly after he introduced it over a year ago, ' The veteran who was able to get a good education is generally more well adjusted veterans.' The measure faced opposition from pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for the soldriers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight, but a congressional study showed that the number of people who attracted to the  military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldrer lives along with a generous monthly housing /. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Pass benefits would be more than doubled from fourty thousand today to ninety thousand. The measure

has exceptional by partisan support. John McChesney, NPR news."

 

Democratic presidential hope Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speach today in independent  Missouri. Maria Carter reported from member states // in Kansas City. Missouri voted for president Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois senator Thatcher reassure Missouri voters telling the packed crowed in H T's home town that he's always been a patriot. "Throughtout my life, I've always taken a deep and biting love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propels me in the public service. It is why I'm running for president." Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when these ieals weren't met. Obama plans to travels to the battel ground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. From NPR news, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City."

 

On Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing at eleven thousand three fifty. The Nasdaq twenty two points. The SNP five hundred was up a point. This is NPR.

 

Another law suit againt giant mortgage lender Country Wide and the company's CEO A M, latest suit file by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in an unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. Suit against California based Country Wild was filed by the Florida attorny general's office // the suit expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California suit the mortgage giant last week accusing it of pursuading home owners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. David W of North Carolina Public Radio has more. "According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that structed her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an atm machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighbourhood in Chaple Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assualted. D A and L J were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. From NPR news, I'm David W in Duran, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi river is cresting today in Saint Louis, but so far city officals there are reporting no problems. They say the low line areas are protected by a flood wall, and they say the downtown rise / sharply from the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to leveled off in Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage /// expected to remain before it slowly receding this week. I'm Jack Spear, NPR news in Washington

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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

 

President Bush today signed a 162-billion-dollar war funding bill. The president thanked both sides of the isle in Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at the * signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush had showed there can be cooperation in Washington. “The bill shows the American people that even in an election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind their troops and their families.” According to congressional officials, the measure brings to more than 650 billion dollars as the Congress has provided for the Iraq war in Iraq in nearly 200 billions spent so far in Afghanistan. The president said the nation has no greater responsibility than to support its troops and their families.

 

As a part of the legislation to pay for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president today also approved a new GI bill for college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to benefits accord to GI at the end of World War II. NPR’s J M has more.

 

The measure was authored by Senator Jim W Junior who said this shortly after he introduced it over a year ago. “The veteran who is able to get a good education is generally more than just a veteran.” The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that would be an enticement for soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight. But the Congressional study showed that the number of people attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Past benefits will be more than doubled from 40,000 today to 90,000. The measure had a exceptional bipartisan support. J M, NPR News.

 

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spilled out his views on patriotism at a speech today independent of Missouri. M C reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City.

 

Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama’s commitment to his country, but the Illinois senator sought to reassure Missouri voters, telling a packed crowd in H T’s hometown that he has always been a patriot. “Throughout of my life, I have always taken my deep and abiding love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propelled me in the public service. It is why I am running for president.” Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism which he said was loyal to American ideals but embraced descent when those ideals were met. Obama plans to travel to the battleground state of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR News, I’m Maria C in Kansas City.

 

On Wall Street, The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing at 11, 350. The NASDAQ lost 22 points. The S&P 500 was up a point.

 

This is NPR.

 

Another lawsuit against giant mortgage lender Countrywide at the company CEO A M let suit filed by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in unfair and subjective trade practice in terms of its mortgage lending operations. The suit against California based Countrywide was filed by the Florida attorney general’s office. Details of the suit are expected to be announced tomorrow, although in California suit to mortgage giant last week kept persuading homeowners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on E C, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March will release today. D of North Carolina Public Radio has more.

 

According to the report, C raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast which struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot for other times. Court documents unsealed over the last few have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, C was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. D and L were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. For NPR News, I’m D in D, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi River was cresting today in St. Louis. But so far the city officials there are reporting no problems. They say low-lying areas are protected by a flood wall and they say the downtown arise sharply in the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to at level of St. Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage which is expected to remain before slowly receding this week.

               

I am Jack Speer, NPR News, in Washington.

 

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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Spear.

 

President Bush today signed a one-hundred-and-sixty-two billion dollar war funding bill. The president thanking both sides of the Ireland Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at Oval Office signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "The bill shows / the American people that even in the election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families." According to congressional officials the measure brings more than six hundred and fifty billion dollars, the amount the Congress has provided for the war in Iraq and nearly two hundred billion spent so far in Afghanistan. / President said / nation has no greater responsibilities than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of the legislation to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president said they also approved a new GI bill for / college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits that accorded / GI / at the end of World War II. NPR's John McChesney has more.

 

"The measure was authored by senator J W of Virginia who said this shortly after he introduced it over a year ago, ' The veteran who was able to get a good education is generally more well adjusted veterans.' The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for / soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight, but a congressional study showed that the number of people who attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Pass benefits would be more than doubled from 40,000 today to 90,000. The measure had exceptional by partisan support. John McChesney, NPR news."

 

Democratic presidential hope Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speech today / independent Missouri. Maria Carter reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City. Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois senator Thatcher reassure Missouri voters telling the packed crowed in H T's home town that he's always been a patriot. "Throughout my life, I've always taken a deep and biting love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propels me in the public service. It is why I'm running for president." Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when these ideals weren't met. Obama plans to travels to the battle ground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR news, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City."

 

On Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing at eleven thousand three fifty. The Nasdaq lost twenty two points. The SNP five hundred was up a point.

 

This is NPR.

 

Another law suit against giant mortgage lender Country Wide and the company's CEO A M, latest suit file by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in an unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. Suit against California based Country Wild was filed by the Florida attorney general's office // the suit expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California suit the mortgage giant last week accusing it of persuading home owners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. David W of North Carolina Public Radio has more.

"According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighbourhood in Chaple Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. D A and L J were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. From NPR news, I'm David W in Duran, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi river is cresting today in Saint Louis, but so far city officials there are reporting no problems. They say the low-lying areas are protected by a flood wall, and they say the downtown rise / sharply from the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to leveled off in Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage where expected to remain before it slowly receding this week.

 

I'm Jack Spear, NPR news in Washington.

 

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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Spear.

 

President Bush today signed a one-hundred-and-sixty-two billion dollar war funding bill. The president thanking both sides of the Ireland Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at Oval Office signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "The bill shows / the American people that even in the election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families." According to congressional officials the measure brings more than six hundred and fifty billion dollars, the amount the Congress has provided for the war in Iraq and nearly two hundred billion spent so far in Afghanistan. / President said / nation has no greater responsibilities than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of the legislation to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president said they also approved a new GI bill for / college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits that accorded / GI / at the end of World War II. NPR's John McChesney has more.

 

"The measure was authored by senator Jim Webb of Virginia who said this shortly after he introduced it over a year ago, ' The veteran who was able to get a good education is generally more well adjusted veterans.' The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for / soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight, but a congressional study showed that the number of people who attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Pass benefits would be more than doubled from 40,000 today to 90,000. The measure had exceptional by partisan support. John McChesney, NPR news."

 

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speech today / independent Missouri. Maria Carter reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City. Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois senator Thatcher reassure Missouri voters,telling the packed crowed in Harry Trueman's home town that he's always been a patriot. "Throughout my life, I've always taken my deep and abiding love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propels me in the public service. It is why I'm running for president." Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when those ideals weren't met. Obama plans to travels to the battle ground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR news, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City."

 

On Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing at eleven thousand three fifty. The Nasdaq lost twenty two points. The S&P 500 was up a point.

 

This is NPR.

 

Another law suit against giant mortgage lender Country Wide and the company's CEO Angelo Mozilo, latest suit file by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in an unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. Suit against California based Country Wild was filed by the Florida attorney general's office. Details from the * expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California suit the mortgage giant last week accusing it of persuading home owners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. Dave DeWitt of North Carolina Public Radio has more.

"According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighbourhood in Chaple Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. Demario James Atwater and Lawrence Alvin Lovett Jr were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. For NPR news, I'm Dave DeWitt in Duran, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi river is cresting today in Saint Louis, but so far city officials there are reporting no problems. They say the low-lying areas are protected by a flood wall, and they say the downtown rise / sharply from the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to leveled off in Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage where expected to remain before it slowly receding this week.

 

I'm Jack Spear, NPR news in Washington.

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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Spear.

 

President Bush today signed a one-hundred-and-sixty-two billion dollar war funding bill. The president thanking both sides of the Ireland Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at Oval Office signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "The bill shows the American people that even in an election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families." According to congressional officials the measure brings more than six hundred and fifty billion dollars, the amount the Congress has provided for the war in Iraq and nearly two hundred billion spent so far in Afghanistan. President said nation has no greater responsibilities than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of the legislation to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president said they also approved a new GI bill for college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits \ accorded GIs at the end of World War II. NPR's John McChesney has more.

 

"The measure was authored by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia who said this shortly after he introduced it over a year ago, ' The veteran who was able to get a good education is generally more well adjusted veterans.' The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight, but a congressional study showed that the number of people \ attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Pass benefits will be more than doubled from 40,000 today to 90,000. The measure had exceptional by partisan support. John McChesney, NPR news."

 

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speech today independent Missouri. Maria Carter reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City. Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois senator Thatcher reassure Missouri voters telling the packed crowed in Harry Truman’s home town that he's always been a patriot. "Throughout my life, I've always taken my deep and biting love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propels me in the public service. It is why I'm running for president." Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when those ideals weren't met. Obama plans to travels to the battle ground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR news, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City."

 

On Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing at eleven thousand three fifty. The NASDAQ lost twenty two points. The S&P 500 was up a point.

 

This is NPR.

 

Another law suit against giant mortgage lender Country Wide and the company's CEO Angelo Mozilo, latest suit file by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in an unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. The suit against California based Country Wild was filed by the Florida attorney general's office. Details of the suit expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California suit the mortgage giant last week accusing it of persuading home owners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. David Wade of North Carolina Public Radio has more.

"According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed of the last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in Chaple Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. Demario Atwater and Laurence Lovette Jr. were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. From NPR news, I'm David Wade in Duran, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi river is cresting today in Saint Louis, but so far city officials there are reporting no problems. They say \ low-lying areas are protected by a flood wall, and they say the downtown rise sharply from the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to be leveled off in Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage where expected to remain before it slowly receding this week.

 

I'm Jack Spear, NPR news in Washington.                                       

 


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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

President Bush today signed a 162-billion-dollar war funding bill. The president thanking both sides of the aisle in Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at the Oval Office signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "The bill shows the American people that even in an election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families. " According to congressional officials, the measure brings more than 650 billion dollars, the amount the Congress has provided for the war in Iraq and nearly 200 billion spent so far in Afghanistan. The president says nation has no greater responsibility than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of the legislation to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president said they also approved a new GI bill for college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits / accorded GIs at the end of World War II. NPR's John McChesney has more.

 

"The measure was authored by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia who said this shortly after he introduced it over a year ago. "The veteran who is able to get a good education is generally more well adjusted veteran. " The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight. But a congressional study showed that the number of people / attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Pass benefits will be more than doubled from 40, 000 today to 90, 000. The measure had exceptional bipartisan support. John McChesney, NPR News.

 

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speech today Independence, Missouri. Maria Carter reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City.


Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois senator sought to reassure Missouri voters, telling a pash crowd in Harry Trueman's hometown that he's always been a patriot. "Throughout my life, I've always taken my deep and abiding love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propelled me into public service. It is why I'm running for president. " Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when those ideals weren't met. Obama plans to travel to the battleground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR News, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing at 11, 350. The NASDAQ lost 22 points. The S&P 500 was up a point.

 

This is NPR.

 

Another lawsuit against giant mortgage lender Countrywide and the company's CEO Angelo Mozilo. Latest suit filed by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in / unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. The suit against California-based Countrywide was filed by the Florida Attorney General's office. Details of the suit are expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California sued the mortgage giant last week, accusing it of persuading homeowners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. Dave DeWitt of North Carolina Public Radio has more.


According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed over the last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighbourhood in Chaple Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. Demario / Atwater and Lawrence / Lovett Jr. were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first-degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. For NPR News, I'm Dave DeWitt in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi River is cresting today in Saint Louis, but so far city officials there are reporting no problems. They say / low-lying areas are protected by a floodwall. They say the downtown rise sharply from the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to level off in Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage which is suspected to remain before / slowly receding this week.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
 

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President Bush today signed a 162-billion-dollar war-funding bill. The President thanking both sides of the aisle in Congress for giving him a measure to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for another year. Speaking at the Oval Office signing ceremony today, Mr. Bush said it showed there can be cooperation in Washington. "The bill shows the American people that even in an election year, Republicans and Democrats can come together to stand behind our troops and their families. " According to congressional officials, the measure brings more than 650 billion dollars, the amount the Congress has provided for the war in Iraq and nearly 200 billion spent so far in Afghanistan. The President says the nation has no greater responsibility than to support its troops and their families.

 

As part of /the/ legislation to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the President today /they/ also approved a new GI bill for college education of veterans. The new measure comes close to the benefits / accord to GIs at the end of World War II. NPR's John McChesney has more.

 

"The measure was authored by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia who said this should be after he introduced it over a year ago. "The veteran who is able to get a good education is generally more well adjusted veteran.” The measure faced opposition from the Pentagon where it was felt that it would be an enticement for soldiers to leave the military when recruitment and retention are tight. But a congressional study showed that the number of people / attracted to the military would offset the potential losses. The new bill guarantees a full scholarship at the most expensive state university where the soldier lives along with a generous monthly housing stipend. It applies to anyone who has spent at least three years on active duty. Pass benefits will be more than doubled from 40, 000 today to 90, 000. The measure had exceptional bipartisan support. John McChesney, NPR News.

 

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spelled out his views on patriotism at a speech today Independence, Missouri. Maria Carter reports from member station KCUR in Kansas City.


Missouri voted for President Bush in 2004 and is expected to be a swing state this year. Detractors have questioned Obama's commitment to his country. But the Illinois Senator sought to reassure Missouri voters, telling a packed crowd in Harry Trueman's hometown that he's always been a patriot. "Throughout my life, I've always taken my deep and abiding love for this country as a given. It was how I was raised. It is what propelled me into public service. It is why I'm running for President. " Obama went on to outline his view of patriotism, which he said was loyal to American ideals but embrace dissent when those ideals weren't met. Obama plans to travel to the battleground states of Colorado and Ohio later this week. For NPR News, I'm Maria Carter in Kansas City.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose three points today closing /at/ 11, 350. The NASDAQ lost 22 points. The S&P 500 was up a point.

 

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Another lawsuit against giant mortgage lender Countrywide and the company's CEO Angelo Mozilo. Latest suit filed by the state of Florida alleges the company engaged in / unfair and deceptive trade practices in terms of its mortgage lending operations. The suit against California-based Countrywide was filed by the Florida Attorney General's office. Details of the suit are expected to be announced tomorrow. Illinois and California sued the mortgage giant last week, accusing it of persuading homeowners to apply for risky mortgages beyond their means.

 

Autopsy results on Eve Carson, University of North Carolina student body president killed in March, were released today. Dave DeWitt of North Carolina Public Radio has more.


According to the report, Carson raised her right arm to protect herself from the shotgun blast that struck her hand and her right temple. She was shot four other times. Court documents unsealed over the last few days have given new details of the case. According to interviews with informants, Carson was abducted from her home and taken to an ATM machine. She was then shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill. According to the autopsy, she was not sexually assaulted. Demario / Atwater and Lawrence / Lovett Jr. were arrested a week after the incident and charged with first-degree murder. Both men are in jail awaiting trial. For NPR News, I'm Dave DeWitt in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Mississippi River is cresting today in Saint Louis, but so far city officials there are reporting no problems. They say / low-lying areas are protected by a floodwall. And they say the downtown rise sharply from the river is not threatened. National Weather Service reported that the river appears to level off in Saint Louis just slightly less than nine feet above flood stage which is expected to remain before / slowly receding this week.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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