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NPR News Agenda from the Thursday Editors' Meeting

"The Sri Lanka bombing," an editor said at the 9:30 meeting. Not much more to say — just continuing political violence. The government began air strikes against the Tamil Tigers after more than 60 people were killed in a bus attack in rebel territory.

Some pleasant news... President Bush will announce the creation of a national monument to protect the waters around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA calls this the "single-largest act of ocean conservation in history." Our environmental reporter Elizabeth Shogren talks with a visiting researcher on Midway Island.

Talk of the Nation is taking listener calls today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Latino immigration and assimilation are the themes as the show visits the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

And can a young girl in northern New York state find success and happiness as the reigning dairy princess of St. Lawrence County (what she really wants to be is a forensic scientist)? Reporter Gregory Warner has the story on Day to Day.