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Apologetic Lott Refuses to Quit as Senate GOP Leader

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) seeks to hang on to his post as Republican leader in a Senate newly controlled by the GOP. A torrent of criticism has greeted recent remarks by Lott that appeared to endorse America's segregated past. He apologized again Friday, but resisted calls to resign his leadership post. NPR's David Welna reports.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.