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Violence, Accusations Soar in Wake of Bhutto Slaying

The death toll from violence following the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto rises to more than three dozen. The government accuses a militant tribal leader, but others say this accusation is just to cover up the government's own failure to protect Bhutto.

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As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.