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Welcome back to the Bryant Park Project from NPR News. We are on digital FM, Sirius Satellite Radio, and online at I'm Alison Stewart, and what to do when your employer is just not that into you? But first, let's get the latest news headlines from the BPP's Mark Garrison.


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MARK GARRISON: Thank you, Alison. A bizarre attack in Israel today, a tractor driver took his rig on a rampage in Jerusalem. He slammed into a city bus and hit two cars before he was shot and killed. The driver wounded at least two. A similar attack involving a construction vehicle killed three earlier this month.

That attack just ahead of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's plan to visit to Jerusalem Wednesday. Obama is in Jordan today. He wrapped his visit to Iraq this morning. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson has the story from Bagdad.

SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON: The senator spent the night at an American base at the city of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad. This morning, he's meeting with local Iraqi officials and tribal elders in Ramadi. The city, which is in the western province of Anbar, had long been a focal point for Sunni insurgents fighting American troops. But since last year, when Sunni tribes began aligning themselves with U.S. forces against al-Qaeda in Iraq, the city has largely been calm. The U.S. military considers Ramadi one of its major successes in the war in Iraq.

GARRISON: NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reporting from Baghdad. In the U.S., a possible big break in the salmonella mystery. A Texas plant is recalling all of its fresh peppers after investigators found salmonella on a Mexican-grown jalapeno. Now, the question is where it got tainted, on the farm, at the plant, or in transit? More than 1,200 have gotten sick. For now, the advice is to avoid fresh jalapenos or products made with them, like salsa.

In Texas and Mexico, they are getting ready for Dolly. That storm should come ashore late tonight or early Wednesday. James Blears has more.

JAMES BLEARS: The National Hurricane Center in Miami says affected areas could span from Brownsville to Port O'Connor onto San Luis Pass. The Mexican government issued a similar warning involving the La Pesca area northwards up to and including the U.S. border. Weather forecasters say Dolly could drop rainfall of up to 15 inches and produce a flood surge of up to six feet.

GARRISON: James Blears reporting from Mexico City. And that is your news for now. You can get more online at

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