Monday, January 29, 2007

National and International News-Monday, Jan. 29th

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - At least five people have been killed in two separate bombings in Baghdad today. Meanwhile, the fighting has stopped around Najaf, where an Iraqi spokesman says U-S and Iraqi
troops have the area surrounded. Iraqi officials estimate that 300 militants died in yesterday's battle

CAPITOL HILL (AP) - Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he doubts a resolution opposing an Iraq troop buildup will pass. But a leading Democrat, Senator Joe Biden, predicts widespread opposition to President Bush's Iraq plan will become evident this week. He estimates that only about 20 senators think the
president's headed in the right direction.

JERUSALEM (AP) - Two militant Palestinian groups are claiming joint responsibility for a suicide attack today in the Israeli resort town of Eilat. A bomber killed himself and three other people at a bakery. It's the first such attack in Israel in nine months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police in Omaha, Nebraska, believe a man fatally shot his daughter, her husband and her two children before turning the gun on himself yesterday. Authorities say all five lived together. Investigators are trying to piece together what led to the shooting.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A display of foreign flags at Georgia high school has been taken down. It was supposed to represent the school's increasingly diverse student body, but school board officials say some people complained the American flag didn't stand out enough. One board member called it "a needless controversy."


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