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Spain Ousts Ruling Party; Anger over Attack Cited

Spanish voters oust Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's Popular Party in favor of the Socialist Party. Observers say the result can be attributed at least in part to anger over Thursday's train-bombing disaster, which many blame on the government's support for the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Spanish authorities continue their efforts to track down those responsible. Hear NPR's John Ydstie and reporter Jerome Socolovsky.

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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.