People fleeing Libya for Tunisia describe continued fighting in and around the capital Tripoli. The Tunisian military has taken the lead in receiving the newcomers, placing them in resettlement camps near the border, and making arrangements for transfer to their home country.
If Congress fails to come up with a spending bill to keep the federal government operating next week, and a shutdown occurs, the TSA airport screeners will keep working. Also reporting to work will be the people who secure the nation's borders.
For more than a week, Democrats have stayed away from Wisconsin's state Senate. Not having enough members on hand, has stopped a vote on a Republican plan to curtail the bargaining rights of unions. The delay has lasted long enough for people to look up the history of such incidents. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep reports on one from the Illinois state legislature in 1840.
The regime in Libya is estimated to have some $32 billion in liquid assets, but it may be difficult to get access to holdings that are abroad. The Swiss government ordered its banks to freeze assets related to the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. The British government reportedly is considering doing the same.