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Bush Downscales Millennium Challenge Funds in Budget

Early in his first term, President Bush made a commitment to spend $5 billion a year in helping the poorest nations of the world out of poverty. His Millennium Challenge Account, though, has not spent a penny yet. And the president's latest budget proposal calls for $3 billion, not the $5 billion he promised.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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