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Bush: 'Diplomatic Solution' Sought for Korean Crisis

President Bush faced down questions about the scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), the continued U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, and especially North Korea's recent reported nuclear test.

The president vowed to work within the existing six-nation framework to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.

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Mara Liasson
Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
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