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Lott Resigns, Frist Heir Apparent

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) resigns as the Senate's Republican leader following a two-week ordeal over racially divisive remarks. Senators are planning a conference call Monday to select Bill Frist (R-TN) to succeed Lott. Hear NPR's David Welna, NPR's Julie Rovner, NPR's Lynn Neary and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA).

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Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.
David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.