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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Barber Klein.

The government reports the nation's Gross Domestic Product fell 1% in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%.President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act.This another difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six month have helped us put the brakes on the recession.Mr Obama also says today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office, the nalalist had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's New Cash for Clunkers program was running out of money.The House today voted to Russian additional 2 billion dollars into the program.It provides rebates to trade //for more few efficient vehicles.Micheal Hibblin with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in //Atlanta's Toyota in //customers say gang Griffin have been taking advantage of the program.He treated in a 14-year-old GMCU con for new //Our figure to //to pay that kinda money before we had taken advantage of.But the program has boost its sales, Steve Landers who owns nearly 2 dozen dealerships believes it was poorly conceived.It's chaotic with the government.And it's a good program for the customer.But we beact that we'll see payment from the government on any of them.But I don't think they thought through it well.He believes the government underestimated customer demand.

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In Baghdad today at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiai masks as worshipers leaft Friday prayers.NPR's // Laurance reports.Worshipers at six different Shiai masks across Baghdad fell victims of the car// shattering a period of relative calm.Violence is greatly reduced in the past year but the bomb service //detention remained just beneath the service.Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs an Kurds that concerned American officials.The leader of the semi // region //will be meeting with Iraqi primeminister Nuri Al Malaki over the weekend.It will be the first time the two man have spoken in a year.//Laurance NPR news in Baghdad.

Former Philipean president //has died, she was 76.// was credited with the 1986 so-called people's revolution, replacing the 20-year dectatorship of //with democrocy.The first female president of the Philipean's //managed to stay in office //seven //She had battled //.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 1900.171.This is NPR news.

The government coupons that help TV viewer buy converter boxes said their old sets can receive the new digital signal, states are now broadcasting comes to an end of midnight tonight.We have more from NPR's //Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions.In fact,the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent // study.But people without satellite, cable or digital tuner in their televisions were lacke with blink screens on June 12th.That's when the nation's broadcasters went from analogue to digital signals.

The Federal Communications Commision got nearly a million cause of complaint right after the switch.Since last year, the federal government has offered cuppons to people who need digital-to-analogue convertor boxes for their older TVs.Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped to keep on top, but the program ends at //consumers have a tiny bit of a time left to order the cuppons.On-line, by a fax or a letter, if it's post-marked with the day's date.//NPR news.

The House of Representives has approved a bill //restricting execessive // bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars' assets.It would be of shareholders' an annual non vinding vote on the company's pay practises,and it would allow the government to borrow pay and sentives considered risky to the company or the economy.The senite is due to consider the bill in Fall.

//Senitor //has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer,the ranking demorcrat says he'll undergo sugeory in August and then return to the Senite to continue his key role in Healthcare Overhall Legislation.

I'm Barber Klein,NPR news in Washington.
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The government reports the nation's
Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank
s 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gasguzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At Landers Toyota in Little Rock, customers like Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GMC Yukon for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." While the program has boosted sales, Steve Landers, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was poorly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we are
yet
to receive
(
这部分听得不很清楚,按说应该是修改完的,但是他说得又有些出入)payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering a period of relative calm. Violence
is
greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as a stark reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "People's Revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippines, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes
said their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12
th. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if it's postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washing
ton.

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