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Bush To Withdraw Troops From Iraq

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President Bush announced a modest drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq by February. He also said if progress continues, military leaders think additional troop reductions will be possible in the first half of next year. (NPR)

Both presidential nominees responded to the news. Campaigning in Ohio and Pennsylvania yesterday, John McCain praised the plan, while Barack Obama was critical on the campaign trail in Ohio and Virginia. (NPR)

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift will help lead a so-called "truth squad" to dispel rumors about the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. (WBUR)

The candidates will set aside partisan politics to visit Ground Zero on the seventh anniversary of 9/11. (NPR)

Logan Airport has unveiled a memorial to the 147 people who lost their lives aboard the two planes that departed Boston and tore into the World Trade Center. (WBUR)

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