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From NPR News in Washington I'm Craig Windham.

 

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on healthcare overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today. She's a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him, saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable. Only to discover later, she had leukemia.

 

"I'm here because of Natoma. I'm here because of the countless others who’ve been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can't pay."

 

The president calling on lawmakers to show courage and enact the healthcare measure.

 

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd says there's another urgent need facing the country, preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes, shoring up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices.

 

"The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas and is the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as of yet enjoy bipartisan support. But we do need to act, and I will act. Every day we delay is a day we are unprepared for what's around the corner."

 

Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in agreement on nine of the bill's eleven sections, but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

 

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law are, in Duncan's words, pretty dramatic. The goal, he says, is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading.

 

"Not only are we focusing just on schools, but we're focusing on school districts, and we're focusing on states. And so there's much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that existed prior."

 

But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students' success.

 

Thailand's prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who had gathered in the capital. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

 

The demonstrators had given Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn't happen. In a nationally televised address, Abhisit rejected their demand but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn't elaborate. Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of Red Shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were set to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession, nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the center of the city; their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan, NPR News, Bangkok.

 

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell. A slight uptick in industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today. The Dow is up 13 points.

 

This is NPR News.

 

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his Achilles tendons. NPR's Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn, and Beckham will not be able to put much strain on that foot for up to three months.

 

Thirty-four-year-old Beckham who's become one of the world's most recognized sporting stars had been hoping to become the first England player to play in four successive Soccer World Cups. The four-yearly competition starts in South Africa in June. The collective groan of Beckham's injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles, too, where Beckham is still under contract to the LA Galaxy. And he's the highest-paid player in US Major League Soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.

 

Truckloads of sandbags are being delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo, North Dakota where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the Red River. Pat Zavoral who's the city manager in Fargo says there’s an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.

 

"We've had to accelerate all of our planning that we had in place into an implementation mode, and now that's where we're at."

 

The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year, flooding along the Red River forced the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota, but communities say they’re better prepared this year. More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there, more than 115,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR news in Washington I am Craig Windham.
President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on law makers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior centre near the Ohio home town of Natoma Canfield today,she is a self employed cleaning woman who wrote him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable,only to discover later she had leukemia.
“I am here because Natoma,I am here because the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives in the eye of the burden of medical bill they can’t pay. ”
The president is calling on law makers to show courage and elect the health care measure.

Senate banking committee chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrent of the financial crisis by closing loopholes suring up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices.  
“Legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is a result of bipartisan effort. It does not yet quite enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay,is a day we are unprepared for what’s around the corner. ”
Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill’s eleven sections but so far no GOP law makers have signed on.

Education secretary Arne Duncan says the changes president Obama is proposing to make in the “no child left behind”law,part in Duncan’s words,pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of below beyond ,math and reading.
“not only are we focusing just on school we are focusing on school district,we are focusing on states. And so there’s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior.”
But the American federation of teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibilities on teachers for school and students’ success.

Thailand’ Prime Minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who were gathered in the capital. NPR’s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.   
The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament,it didn’t happen. In a nationally televised address Abhisit objected the demand,but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn’t elaborate. Earlier in the day,tens of thousands of red shirt protestors converge on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor the demonstrators tried to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the centre of the city their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR news Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell,a slight uptake industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today,the Dow is up 13points,this is NPR news.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR’s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendons was totally torn, and Beckham would not be able to put on strength on that foot for up to three months.
34 year old Beckham who’s became one of the world’s most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups. The four yearly competition starts in South Africa in June,the collective groan of Beckham’s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles too,where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA galaxy. And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season again start at the end of the month, Rob Gifford NPR news London.

Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. ..Who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work because forecasters believe the river will crossed sooner than first thought.
"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into … now that’s what we act. "
The river is expected to cross to about 20feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year,flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year, more heavy rain today in New England acerbating flood there,more than 115,000 homes and business are still without electricity in the region.

I am Craig Windham NPR news in Washington.
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From NPR news in Washington I am Craig Windham.
President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on law makers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior centre near the Ohio home town of Natoma Canfield today,she is a self employed cleaning woman who wrote him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable,only to discover later she had leukemia.
“I am here because Natoma,I am here because the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives in the eye of the burden of medical bill they can’t pay. ”
The president is calling on law makers to show courage and elect the health care measure.

Senate banking committee chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrent of the financial crisis by closing loopholes suring up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices.  
“Legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is a result of bipartisan effort. It does not yet quite enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay,is a day we are unprepared for what’s around the corner. ”
Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill’s eleven sections but so far no GOP law makers have signed on.

Education secretary Arne Duncan says the changes president Obama is proposing to make in the “no child left behind”law,part in Duncan’s words,pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of below beyond ,math and reading.
“not only are we focusing just on school we are focusing on school district,we are focusing on states. And so there’s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior.”
But the American federation of teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibilities on teachers for school and students’ success.

Thailand’ Prime Minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who were gathered in the capital. NPR’s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.   
The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament,it didn’t happen. In a nationally televised address Abhisit objected the demand,but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn’t elaborate. Earlier in the day,tens of thousands of red shirt protestors converge on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor the demonstrators tried to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the centre of the city their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR news Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell,a slight uptake industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today,the Dow is up 13points,this is NPR news.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR’s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendons was totally torn, and Beckham would not be able to put on strength on that foot for up to three months.
34 year old Beckham who’s became one of the world’s most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups. The four yearly competition starts in South Africa in June,the collective groan of Beckham’s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles too,where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA galaxy. And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season again start at the end of the month, Rob Gifford NPR news London.

Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. ..Who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.
"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into … now that’s what we act. "
The river is expected to crest to about 20feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year,flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year, more heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there,more than 115,000 homes and business are still without electricity in the region.

I am Craig Windham NPR news in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on healthcare legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president's speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of ? today. She's a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped to medical insurance when premium has became unaffordable. Only to discover later, she had leukemia. I'm here because in the town. I'm here because the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives when ? a medical bill they can't pay. The president calling on lawmakers to show courage in enact the healthcare measure.

Senate Banking Committee chairman ? says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing ? shoring up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas, and is a result of a bipartisan effort. It does not ? as enjoy bipartisan support. We do need to act and I will act. Everyday we delay is the day we are unprepared for what's around the corner. Diagnoses that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in agreement on 9 of the bill's 11 sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education secretary ? Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law part in Duncan's words pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of ? beyond maths and reading. No only we're focusing just on school but we will focus it on school districts. And we will focus it on states and sell these much more share responsibility and thanks to share accountability than anything that is ?. But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and student's success.

Thailand's prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100 thousand anti-government demonstrators who were gathered in the capital. NPR's Michael ? reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

The demonstrators are giving president ? until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn't happen. In a nationally televised address ? rejected the demand, but said he was willing to listen to their ideas he didn't elaborate. Early in the day, tens of thousands of ? should protestors converge on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military will set to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession, nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning their staging area near the center of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael ? NPR News, ?.

Stock prices have turned mix before the closing bill a slight uptake industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today. The Dow was up 13 points.

This is NPR News.

Soccer Great David ? is facing weeks in the ? more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his kidney tendency. NPR's Robert Gifft reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn and back him will not be able to put much strain on that foot for up to three months.

Thirty-four year-old Beckham who's become one of the world's most recognized sporting stars had been hoping to become the first England player to play in four successive soccer world cups. The four-yearly competition starts in South Africa in June the collective grow of back injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angeles too will back him still on the contract to the LA Galaxy and he's the highest-payed player in US Majorly Soccer. He was temporarily unknown to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month. Rob Giffert NPR News, London.

Truck loads of San bags has been delivered to neighbor hoods in Forgo North Dakota where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the red river. Pad ? who is the city manager in Forgo, says there's a urgent seek to the worker now because forecasters believe the river will ? sooner than first thought. We've had accelerated all of our plan in that we had it place into a ?mutation, and now that's what we are at. The river has expected to crest about 20 feet above floods stage on Saturday. Last year, flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota, but community say they are better prepared this year.

More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there more than 150,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.                                   

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to bill public pressure on lawmakers in advance of bowled on healthcare overhaul legislation by putting a personal face of the issue. The President's speaking at a Senior Center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today. She's self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped to medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable only to discover later, she had leukemia.

'I'm here because of Natoma. I'm here because of countless others who've been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with added burden of medical bills they can't pay.'

The President calling on lawmakers to show courage / the healthcare measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing lopal/ showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky landing practices.

'The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas and this result of bipartisan effort. It does not have yet / / enjoy bipartisan support. But we do need to act and I will act. Everyday we delay and today we are unprepared for what's wrong the corner.'

Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bills 11 sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the no child left behind law / are in Duncan's words pretty dramatic. The goal he says to broad the focus blow be yard mass in reading.

'Not only we have focus just on school, or focus on school districts, / focus on states and sell this much more share responsibility and thinks to share the accountability than anything that / prior.

But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and student success.  

Thailand's Prime Minister says they will not give in to the demand of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the Capital. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign at order new elections.

The demonstrators have given Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn't happened. In a national televise address, Abhisit rejected they demand but said it was willing to listen to the ideals. He didn't elaborate.

Earlier in the day tens of thousands of / should protestors converge on the military base on the outskirts of the capital where the Prime Minister and Senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the possession nor the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors and our attorney to their staging area near the center of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan, NPR News, Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mix before the closing bell is light uptake Industrial Production has not / enough to few buying on Wall Street today. The Dow is up 13 points.

This is NPR News.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in the cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after a surgery in Finland today to repair one of his Achilles' tendons. NPR's Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn and Beckham will not be able to put much strain on that foot / up to three months.

34-year-old Beckham who's become one of the world's most recognized sport star had been hoping to become the first England player to play in four success of Soccer World Cups. The four yearly competition stocks in South Africa in June, the collective grow Beckham's injury will no doubt out be hurt in Los Angeles too while Beckham is still under contract to the / and there is the highest paid player in US majorly soccer. He was temporarily on the loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season get start at the end of this month. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.

Truck loads / have sent bags / are being deliver to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, or volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the Red River. Pat Zavoral who's the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crash sooner than first thought.

'We had accelerate all our planning that we had / in place into / but now that's

The River is expected to crash about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year, flooding along the Red River force the evacuations of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but community say they are better prepare this year.

More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there, more than 150,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.  

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington I'm Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today. She is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable only to discover later she had leukemia. "I'm here because Natoma. I'm here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can't pay. " The president is calling on lawmakers to show courage and enact the health care measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. "The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as of yet enjoy bipartisan support. But we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay is a day we are unprepared for what s around the corner."  Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill s eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law part in Duncan s words pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading. Not only are we focusing just on school, we are focusing on school districts and focusing on states. And so there s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior. But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students success.

Thailand's prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100 000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the capital. NPR s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn t happen. In a nationally televised address, Abhisit rejected their demand but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn t elaborate. Earlier in the day tens of thousands of Red Shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the center of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR News Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell a slight uptake in industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today. The Dow is up 13 points. This is NPR News.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn, and Beckham will not be able to put on much strength on that foot for up to three months.


Thirty-four-year-old Beckham who s became one of the world s most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become first England player to play in four successive Soccer World Cups. The four-yearly competition starts in South Africa in June. The collective groan of Beckham s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles, too, where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA Galaxy . And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.

Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo, North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. Pat Zavoral who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.
"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into an implementation lot. It is now that s what we act. "
The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year. More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there more than 115 000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I'm Craig Windham NPR News in Washington.


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From NPR News in Washington I am Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior centre near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today
she is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordableonly to discover later she had leukemia.

“I am here because Natoma
I am here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added / burden of medical bills they can’t pay. ”

The president is calling on law makers to show courage and enact the health care measure.

Senate
Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices.  


The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not yet quite enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay
is a day we are unprepared for what’s around the corner. ”

Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill’s eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education
Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law
part in Duncan’s wordspretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading.

Not only / we are focusing just on school or focusing on school districts and focusing on states. And so there’s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior.”


But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students’ success.

Thailand’
s prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100
000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the capital. NPR’s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.   

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve Parliament
it didn’t happen. In a nationally televised address Abhisit rejected their demandbut said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn’t elaborate. Earlier in the daytens of thousands of Red Shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the centre of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR news, Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell
a slight uptake in industrial production has not been enough to fill buying on Wall Street today. The Dow was up 13 points.

This is NPR news.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in
a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his Achilles tendons. NPR’s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon/ was totally torn, and Beckham will not be able to put much strength on that foot for up to three months.


Thirty-four-year old Beckham who’s became one of the world’s most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups. The four yearly competition starts in South Africa in June
the collective groan of Beckham’s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles toowhere Beckham is still on the contract to the LA Galaxy. And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month, Rob Gifford NPR news London.

Truck loads of sand bags
are being delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. ..Who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.


"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into an implementation load, now that’s what we act."


The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year
flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year.

More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding theremore than 115000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I am Craig Windham NPR
News in Washington.
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From NPR news in Washington I am Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio home town of Natoma Canfield today. She is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable only to discover later she had leukemia. I'm here because of Natoma. I'm here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can't pay. The president is calling on lawmakers to show courage and enact the health care measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is a result of bipartisan effort. It does not yet quite enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay is a day we are unprepared for what’s around the corner. Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill’s eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education secretary Arne Duncan says t the No Child Left Behind law are in Duncan s words pretty dramatic in Duncan s words pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading. Not only are we focusing just on school we are focusing on school district we are focusing on states. And so there’s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior. But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students’ success.

Thailand Prime Minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100 000 anti-government demonstrators who were gathered in the capital. NPR s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament it didn t happen. In a nationally televised address, Abhisit rejected the demand but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn t elaborate. Earlier in the day tens of thousands of red shirt protestors converge on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor the demonstrators tried to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the center of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR News Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell a slight uptake industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today the Dow is up 13points. This is NPR news.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendons was totally torn, and Beckham would not be able to put on strength on that foot for up to three months.
34-year-old Beckham who’s became one of the world s most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups. The four yearly competition starts in South Africa in June the collective groan of Beckham’s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles too where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA galaxy. And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season again start at the end of the month, Rob Gifford NPR news London.

Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. . . Who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.
"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had to place into a infirmtation but what it now or that’s what we act.”
The river is expected to crest to about 20feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year, more heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there more than 115 000 homes and business are still without electricity in the region.

I am Craig Windham NPR news in Washington.
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From NPR news in Washington I am Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today,she is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable,only to discover later she had leukemia.

“I am here because Natoma,I am here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can’t pay. ”

The president is calling on law makers to show courage and enact the health care measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices.  

“The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not yet quite enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay,is a day we are unprepared for what’s around the corner. ”

Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill’s eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law,part in Duncan’s words,pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading.

“Not only we are focusing just on schools or focusing on school districts and focusing on states. And so there’s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior.”

But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students’ success.

Thailand’s prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the capital. NPR’s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.   

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve Parliament,it didn’t happen. In a nationally televised address Abhisit rejected their demand,but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn’t elaborate. Earlier in the day,tens of thousands of Red Shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the centre of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR news, Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell,a slight uptake in industrial production has not been enough to fill buying on Wall Street today. The Dow was up 13 points.

This is NPR news.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his Achilles tendons. NPR’s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn, and Beckham will not be able to put much strength on that foot for up to three months.

Thirty-four-year old Beckham who’s became one of the world’s most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups. The four yearly competition starts in South Africa in June,the collective groan of Beckham’s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles too,where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA Galaxy. And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month, Rob Gifford NPR news London.

Truck loads of sand bags are being delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. Ped who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.

"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into an implementation load, now that’s what we act."

The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year,flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year.

More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there,more than 115,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I am Craig Windham NPR News in Washington.
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Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. Legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas and is a result of bipartisan effort. It does not as of yet enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay is a day we are unprepared for what's around the corner. Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill's eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

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Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of Red River. Pat Zavoral who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.
We had accelerated all of our planning that we had a place into an implementation lot. It is now that what' we are act(ing) .  
The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better compared this year, more heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there more than 115,000 homes and business are still without electricity in the region.

I am Craig Windham NPR news in Washington.


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Homework  NPR  2010-03-16
From NPR News in Washington. I’m Craig Windham.
President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today. She is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable only to discover later she had leukemia.

I’m here because of Natoma. I’m here because of the countless others who’ve been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives when they had a burden of medical bills they can’t pay.

President is calling on lawmakers to show courage and an act to health care measure. Senate banking committee chairman Christopher Dodd says there’s another urgent need facing the country preventing a reccurence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes, showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky landing practices.

The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas and is a result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as viewed quite enjoy bipartisan support. But we do need to act and I will act. Everyday we delay is a day we’re unprepared for what’s around the corner. Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in agreement on nine of the bill’s eleven sections. But so far, no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the “No child left behind” law *** in Duncan’s words pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading.

Not only are we focusing just on schools, but we are focusing on school districts and we are focusing on states and so there is much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior .

But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for schools’ and students’ success.

Thailand’s Prime Minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the capital. NPR’s Michael Sullivon reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn’t happen. In a nationally televised address Abhisit rejected their demand but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn’t elaborate.

Earlier on the day, tens of thousands of red-shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirt of the capital where the Prime Minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession, nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the center of city. Their next move unclear.
Michael Sullivan, NPR News, Bankok

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell, slight uptake in industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today. The Dow is up 13 points.

This is NPR News

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR’s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was tatally torn and Beckham will not be able to put much strength on that foot for up to three months.

34-year-old Beckham who’s become one of the world’s most recognized sporting stars had been hoping to become the first England player to play in 4 successive Soccer World Cups. The four-yearly competiton starts in South Africa in June. The collective groan of Beckham’s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angeles too where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA galaxy. And he’s the highest paid player in US major league soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month.
Rob Gifford, NPR News, London

Truck-loads of sandbags are being delivered to neighbourhoods in Fargo North Dakota, where volunteets are already to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the Red River. *** who is the city manager in Fargo says there’s an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.

We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into an implementation load and now that’s all act.

The river is expected to crest about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year, flooding along the Red River forced the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better prepared this year.

More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there with 150,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I’m Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington
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  From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.
  President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on law makers in advance of vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The President's speaking at * center near the Ohio hometown of * today. She's a self-employed clean women who wrote to him saying she had dropped to medical insurance went premiums became unaffordable. Only to discover later, she had *. "I'm here because of *. I'm here because of countless suddenness that has been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives when they added their burden to medical bill to campaign. President's calling on law makers to show encourage and enact the health care measure.
  Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a * of the financial crisis by closing *, showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. "The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas and is a result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as if * enjoyed by partisan support, but we do need to act and I will act. Everyday we delay is a day we are unprepared to what's around the corner." Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parts will substantially in an agreement on the nine of bills eleven sections, but so far no GOP law makers have signed on.
  Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the no child left behind law are in Duncan's words pretty dramatic. Goal he says is to * the focus of the law beyond math and reading. "Not only we're focusing just on school, we'll focus on school district and focus on states." In *, much more share responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that has insisted to prayer." But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students' success.
  Thailand's Prime Minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100,000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered at capital. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.
  The demonstrators had given the President * until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn't happen. In a nationally televised address, * rejected the demand but said he was willing to listen to the ideas. He didn't *. Earlier in the day, ten of thousands of * protestors converged on the military base on the outskirt of capital where the Prime Minister and senior members of military will said to be together. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession, nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are returning to their staging areas near the center of the city, their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan, NPR News, Bangkok.
  Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell. Slight up taken industrial production has not been enough to fill buying on Wall Street today. The Dow was up 13 points.
  This is NPR News.
  Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in * and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his * tendons. NPR's Robert Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn and Beck will not be able to put much strain on that foot for up to three month.
  34-year-old Beckham who has became one of the world's most recognized sporting stars has been hoping to become the first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups, the four yearly start competition starts in South Africa in June. The collective grown of Beckham's injury will * Los Angeles’s two where Beckham is still on the contract with LA Galaxy and the highest pay player in US major league soccer. He was temporally on loan to A.C Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month. Robert Gifford, NPR News, London.
  Truck loans of sandbags are being delivered to neighborhoods in * North Dakota where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back arising waters of the red river. * who is the city manger in * says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will * sooner than first sought. "We've had acerbated all of our planning that we had it place into a * that's will react." The river is expected to quests about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year, flooding along the red river forced the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better prepared this year.
  More heavy rain in New England aggregating flooding there. More than 150,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.
  I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington I'm Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today. She is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable only to discover later she had leukemia. "I'm here because Natoma. I'm here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can't pay. " The president is calling on lawmakers to show courage and enact the health care measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes shoring up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. "The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as of yet enjoy bipartisan support. But we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay is a day we are unprepared for what s around the corner."  Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill s eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law part in Duncan s words pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading. Not only are we focusing just on school, we are focusing on school districts and focusing on states. And so there s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior. But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students success.

Thailand's prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100 000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the capital. NPR s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn t happen. In a nationally televised address, Abhisit rejected their demand but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn t elaborate. Earlier in the day tens of thousands of Red Shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the center of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR News Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell a slight uptake in industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today. The Dow is up 13 points. This is NPR News.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast(石膏) and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn, and Beckham will not be able to put  much strain on that foot for up to three months.

Thirty-four-year-old Beckham who s became one of the world s most recognized sporting stars had been hoping to become the first England player to play in four successive Soccer World Cups. The four-yearly competition starts in South Africa in June. The collective groan of Beckham s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles, too, where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA Galaxy . And he is the highest paid player in US major lead soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.

Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo, North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the Red River. Pat Zavoral who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.
"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into an implementation lot. And now that s what we act. "
The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better prepared this year. More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there more than 115 000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I'm Craig Windham NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal faith on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio home town of Natoma Canfield today. She is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him, saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable. Only to discover later, she had leukemia. "I'm here because of the tone, I'm here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can't pay." The president calling on lawmakers to show courage in an act to health care measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there's another urgent need facing the country, preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes, showing up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky-landing practices. "The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas and it's the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as of yet quite enjoy bipartisan support, but we do need to act and I will act. Everyday we delay is a day we're unprepared to what's around the corner." Dodd notes that negociators for the two parties were substantially in agreement on nine of the bill's 11 sections, but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in a No Child Left Behind Law are, in Duncan's words, pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading. "Not only we're focusing just on schools or focusing on school districts or focusing on states and so there's much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior." But the American Federation of Teathers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and student success.

Thailand's prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 1,000 anti-government demostrators who were gathered in the capital. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports the protesters want him to resign and order new elections.

The demostrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn't happen. In a nationally televised address, Abhisit rejected the demand, but said he is willing to listen to their ideas. He didn't elaborate. Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of Red Shirt protesters converged on a military base on the outskirt of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor did the demostrators tried to force their way inside. The protesters are now returning to their staging area near the center of the city, their next move, unclear. Michael Sullivan, NPR News, Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed. Before the closing bell, a slight uptick in industrial production has not been enough to fill buying. On Wall Street today, the Dow was up 13 points.

This is NPR News.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR's Rob Gifford reports the surgent says the tendon was totally torn and Beckham will not be able to put much strain to that foot for up to three month.

34-year-old Beckham who's becomed one of the world's most recognized sporting stars had been hoping to become the first England player to play in four successive soccer World Cups. The four-yearly competition starts in South Africa in June. The collective groan of Beckham's injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles too where Beckham is still on the contract to LA Galaxy and he is the highest-paid player in US major league soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season get started at the end of this month. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.

Truck loads of sand bags are being to deliever to neighborhoods in Fargo, North Dakota where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the Red River. * who's the city's manager in Fargo says there is an urgence to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought. "We had accelerated all of our planning that we had it placed into an implementation loan. That's now what we act." The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year, flood along the Red River forced the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota, but communities say they are better prepared this year.

More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there. More than 150,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington I'm Craig Windham.

President Obama is seeking to build public pressure on lawmakers in advance of a vote on health care overhaul legislation by putting a personal face on the issue. The president is speaking at a senior center near the Ohio hometown of Natoma Canfield today. She is a self-employed cleaning woman who wrote to him saying she had dropped her medical insurance when premiums became unaffordable only to discover later she had leukemia. "I'm here because Natoma. I'm here because of the countless others who have been forced to face the most terrifying challenges in their lives with the added burden of medical bills they can't pay. " The president is calling on lawmakers to show courage and enact the health care measure.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says there is another urgent need facing the country preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis by closing loopholes shoring up the financial system and protecting consumers from risky lending practices. "The legislation I present today contains bipartisan ideas. And it is the result of a bipartisan effort. It does not as of yet enjoy bipartisan support. But we do need to act. And I will act. Every day we delay is a day we are unprepared for what s around the corner."  Dodd notes that negotiators for the two parties were substantially in an agreement on nine of the bill s eleven sections but so far no GOP lawmakers have signed on.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the changes President Obama is proposing to make in the No Child Left Behind law part in Duncan s words pretty dramatic. The goal he says is to broaden the focus of the law beyond math and reading. Not only are we focusing just on school, we are focusing on school districts and focusing on states. And so there s much more shared responsibility and frankly shared accountability than anything that exists in prior. But the American Federation of Teachers says the proposal puts too much responsibility on teachers for school and students success.

Thailand's prime minister says he will not give in to the demands of as many as 100 000 anti-government demonstrators who are gathered in the capital. NPR s Michael Sullivan reports the protestors want him to resign and order new elections.

The demonstrators are giving Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva until noon to dissolve parliament. It didn t happen. In a nationally televised address, Abhisit rejected their demand but said he was willing to listen to their ideas. He didn t elaborate. Earlier in the day tens of thousands of Red Shirt protestors converged on a military base on the outskirts of the capital where the prime minister and senior members of the military were said to be gathered. Thai security forces made no effort to stop the procession nor did the demonstrators try to force their way inside. The protestors are now returning to their staging area near the center of the city. Their next move unclear. Michael Sullivan NPR News Bangkok.

Stock prices have turned mixed before the closing bell a slight uptake in industrial production has not been enough to fuel buying on Wall Street today. The Dow is up 13 points. This is NPR News.

Soccer great David Beckham is facing weeks in a cast and more weeks of rehabilitation after surgery in Finland today to repair one of his achilles tendons. NPR s Rob Gifford reports the surgeon says the tendon was totally torn, and Beckham will not be able to put  much strain on that foot for up to three months.


足球巨星大卫·贝克汉姆今天在芬兰做了跟腱修复手术后面临数周的石膏固定和数周的康复期。NPR的罗布·吉福德报道,外科医生说贝克汉姆的跟腱完全断裂,3个月内这只脚不能承受太大的力。

Thirty-four-year-old Beckham who s became one of the world s most recognized sporting stars had been hoping to become the first England player to play in four successive Soccer World Cups. The four-yearly competition starts in South Africa in June. The collective groan of Beckham s injury will no doubt be heard in Los Angles, too, where Beckham is still on the contract to the LA Galaxy . And he is the highest-paid player in US Major League Soccer. He was temporarily on loan to AC Milan before the US soccer season gets started at the end of this month. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.


34岁的贝克汉姆是世界上最著名的体育明星之一。他一直希望成为世界杯四连胜的英格兰球员。四年一度的赛事6月在南非开幕。在洛杉矶无疑也会听到人们对贝克汉姆受伤的叹息声,因为贝克汉姆还是洛杉矶银河队的签约球员。贝克汉姆是美国足球职业大联盟身价最高的球员。在美国足球赛季本月底开始之前,他被暂借给AC米兰队。

Truck loads of sand bags have been delivered to neighborhoods in Fargo, North Dakota, where volunteers are ready to assemble barriers that will hold back the rising waters of the Red River. Pat Zavoral who is the city manager in Fargo says there is an urgency to the work now because forecasters believe the river will crest sooner than first thought.
"We had accelerated all of our planning that so we had a place into an implementation lot. And now that s what we act. "
The river is expected to crest to about 20 feet above flood stage on Saturday. Last year flooding along the Red River force the evacuation of thousands of people in North Dakota and Minnesota but communities say they are better prepared this year. More heavy rain today in New England aggravating flooding there more than 115 000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the region.

I'm Craig Windham NPR News in Washington.
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