Voters are heading to the polls today in Oregon and Kentucky to finally cast their votes for Democrats Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Clinton is expected to win Kentucky by a landslide and Obama is slightly ahead in Oregon. Despite Clinton's blowout victory in West Virginia last week and her expected win in Kentucky this week, one of Obama's top advisers, former Sen. Tom Daschle, urged Democrats today to coalesce behind the Illinois senator, who is up in pledged delegates, superdelegates, and the popular vote. "We want to begin the process of bringing this party together, and I think that over the last few weeks we've seen indications at virtually all levels in both campaigns that there's a desire to do that," Daschle said on Good Morning America. After today only three primaries remain—Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and Montana, with Montana holding the latest primary on June 3.
The Chinese government is struggling to find shelter for as many as 5 million people who were displaced by last week's massive earthquake and today increased the death toll to 40,075. A 31-year-old man was rescued from the debris, which was the second known case of someone being found alive a week after the 7.9 magnitude quake rattled the nation. As part of the three-day mourning period, flags are flying at half-mast and the Olympic torch relay has been suspended.
Thousands of Iraqi troops poured into Baghdad's Sadr City today to seize the Shiite militia stronghold and impose control over the district. This section of Baghdad has long been the unquestioned turf of the Madhi Army, a militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, and erupted in violence in early April when the Iraqi military clashed with Shiite militias in the southern city of Basra. The troops were deployed to Sadr City as part of a fragile truce negotiated last week between al-Sadr and the government.