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Gangs Fire on Haitian Celebrations

Gangs loyal to Jean-Bertrand Aristide opened fire on a crowd of Haitians celebrating the former president's departure Sunday. At least five people are reported dead, with moe than 20 wounded. Among the casualties were two journalists. The celebrations, coming a week after Aristide's ouster, brought thousands of Haitians into the streets of Port-au-Prince. Hear NPR's John Ydstie and NPR's Gerry Hadden.

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John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve at NPR for nearly three decades. Over the years, NPR has also employed Ydstie's reporting skills to cover major stories like the aftermath of Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He was a lead reporter in NPR's coverage of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession, as well as the network's coverage of President Trump's economic policies. Ydstie has also been a guest host on the NPR news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Ydstie stepped back from full-time reporting in late 2018, but plans to continue to contribute to NPR through part-time assignments and work on special projects.