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Vehicle Explosion in Baghdad Kills at Least Two

At least two people are reported killed following a vehicle explosion outside the entrance to Baghdad's so-called Green Zone, where the U.S.-led coalition is based. Meanwhile, the U.S. military says at least 30 fighters loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr were killed in clashes with U.S. forces in Kufa. President Bush outlines his plans for Iraq's future in a speech Monday night. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.