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Protests against Pakistan’s President and chief of the Army Pervez Musharaf turned bloody last week but thousands turned out again today to protest. The US calls Musharraf an ally in the war on terror yet he has reduced his efforts. On Reporters Notebook, 90 million American war records have gone online.

Photo Credit: Arif Ali / AFP / Getty Images

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Andrea Brody
Katie Cooper

Main Topic Turmoil in Pakistan 34 MIN, 40 SEC

Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharaf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry on charges of abusing his office - only to face massive protests. In two days of clashes and gunbattles, forty people were killed. Today, about three-thousand lawyers, opposition activists, and civil rights campaigners were back on the streets of Lahore.

Guests:
Tariq Azim Khan, Information Minister, Pakistan
Samina Ahmed, South Asia Project Director, International Crisis Group
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani journalist
Paula Newberg, Georgetown University

Reporter's Notebook War records go online 8 MIN, 24 SEC

Ninety-million United States war records are now available at ancestry.com. These records date from the Jamestown Colony in 1609 to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. They’ll all be free...for awhile. 

Guests:
Megan Smolenyak, Chief Family Historian for Ancestry.com

Making News Bush Addresses Iraq and Immigration in Press Conference 5 MIN, 46 SEC

The House is scheduled to vote tonight on funding the war in Iraq from now through September, when Commanding General David Petraeus has promised a progress report. At a news conference today, President Bush conceded that this will make for a bloody August.

Guests:
Jim Rutenberg, New York Times (@jimrutenberg)

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