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The Morning Wrap: Ford Foundation And Government Reach Truce; Lalu Prasad Yadav Was 'Model Prisoner'

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Member of Parliament from India's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Pappu Yadav (L), who is serving a life sentence in New Delhi's Tihar jail on charges of murdering a Communist Party of India-Marxist leader, walks along with RJD Chief and Indian Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav (R) towards parliament house in New Delhi on July 22, 2008. India's embattled coalition government will go into a parliamentary confidence vote with a tiny advantage but the margin is so tight it has no guarantee of surviving, Indian media say. The Congress party-led coalition government requires a simple majority to survive the vote after its left-wing allies withdrew support earlier this month over their opposition to a nuclear energy agreement with the United States. AFP PHOTO/PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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