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Bush to Address Nation on September 11

The White House says President Bush will make an evening address to the nation on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States.

It will be the latest in a series of speeches about terrorism that the President has made in the past two weeks. He has been highlighting what he calls the nation's progress in the war on terrorism, ahead of key midterm elections in November.

A presidential spokesman said Friday that Mr. Bush's speech will be non-political and will focus on what the September 11 attacks have meant to the nation. On Sunday and Monday the president is scheduled to visit the sites of the attacks in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon in Washington.

Democrats accuse Mr. Bush of emphasizing anti-terror efforts lately to distract from the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq. 

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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