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The State Department is warning Americans to be extra careful about traveling to Mexico the day after three people, two of them US citizens were gunned down in Ciudad Juarez. NPR’s Sonari Glinton has their story.
Ja cartel violence especially along the US-Mexico border. That’s what’s prompted the State Department to issue a travel warning for Mexico. The cartels are battling among themselves and with Mexican law enforcement over profitable drug-trafficking routes. Three people are associated with the United State’s Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico were killed in a drive-by shooting this weekend. A consulate employee, her husband both US citizens, and the husband of a Mexican citizen employee. In a statement the president is expressing outrages over the killings. The State Department is also allowing consulate workers in Northern Mexico to send their families out of the area. The State Department says US citizens should exercise caution when traveling throughout Mexico. Sonari Glinton, NPR News, Washington.
House Democrats are predicting victory for the health care bill, they hoped to bring it to the floor this week. But as NPR’s Allison Keyes tells us, optimism is tampered a GOP threat to block that bill.
“South Carolina Whip James Clyburn the House whip consists as of today Democrats do not have the 216 votes they need to pass President Obama’s health care overhaul. He told NBC amid the press.”
“We don’t them as of this morning, but we’ve been working this thing all weekend. We’ll be working it on into the week. I’m also very confident that we will get this done.”
Clyburn says Democrats have the will to pass the measure, but the House Republican leader John Boehner told CNN State of the Union if the Democrats had the votes to pass the legislation. They would have already done so.
“I’m doing everything I can to prevent this bill from the coming law.”
Boehner says President Obama and the Democrats have refused to work with Republicans and that the only bipartisanship in
Washington right now is opposition to the health care bill. Allison Keyes, NPR News, Washington.
A lot of northeasterners are spending the weekend doing storm clean-up. David Ferguson who lives in Eagle Wood, New Jersey tells WABC that tree parts certainly didn’t miss his home.
The wind was blowing really really hard. I was hanging in the southern and the next scene I knew I see tree parts falling onto our house.
The storm unlashed heavy rains, floods and wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour in the Mid-Atlantic. Several people have been killed. The storm is moving into New England and could stick around through tomorrow.
The search continues for survivors of yesterday’s avalanche in British Columbia. Authorities are using helicopters to survey the area near R.S. Authorizes believe that at least three people have been killed. They say more than 20 people have been injured. They say as many as 200 may have been this slopes of border mountain when large massive storm came crushing down.
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Egypt’s calling off plans to celebrate the reopening of a synagogue in Cairo that the government spent seven months restoring. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports the decision was triggered by people’s behavior earlier. Rededication ceremony, the government is calling provocative.
The cancellation announced in a statement from Egypt’s antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass has no practical effort on the twelfth century * synagogue , which has already been reopened and resumed dedicated and close ceremony last week attended by Israel and Jewish religious leaders, diplomats and others. According to Hawass, it was that earlier ceremony that act such as dancing and drinking alcohol took place, which Hawass called provocative to the feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world. The statement went on to say that quote, Muslims sanctuaries in the occupied Palestine are subjected to aggression by the occupation authorities, in a parent reference to security measures taken by Israel at the elects of mosque compounded in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. Peter Kenyon, NPR News, Cairo.
The Taliban’s behind the latest suicide attacks in Southern Afghanistan. The militant group says on its website, that the stressing Kandahar yesterday was just a warning to NATO forces. Troops are widely expected to launch an offensive in that city later this year. Yesterday’s coordinated attacks killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more.
In Pakistan, the Taliban are under fire by local forces. Today fighter jets pounded suspected militant high-doubts near the Afghan border. Officials say they have killed at least 16 insurgents. The operations are part of Pakistan’s crackdown on the Taliban as a part of broader global battle against terrorism.