Now many of those Guantanamo detainees are from Yemen, a country we'll talk about next. It's facing a major political transition. Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been in power for more than three decades and is considered and important U.S. ally in the battle against al-Qaida. But after widespread protests against his rule, he now says he is willing to step down within a month if he and his family are granted immunity from prosecution.
NPR's Peter Kenyon talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest news from Libya. NATO forces conducted airstrikes on a Gadhafi compound in Tripoli. Over the weekend, Gadhafi forces repeatedly fired on the rebel city of Misrata.
The Federal Reserve meets this week to discuss interest rates. David Wessel, of The Wall Street Journal, tells Steve Inskeep one thing different about the meeting, is that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold his first news conference on Wednesday.
NPR, along with The New York Times, is reporting on hundreds of classified documents concerning detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The documents were originally leaked to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and come from the Pentagon's Joint Task Force at Guantanamo. In the papers, the government assesses the dangers posed by the detainees. An NPR investigation shows that some detainees, considered likely to pose a threat to the U.S. if they were released, were indeed let go.