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We're covering breaking news on two fronts: Libya and Japan. We'll have the latest on the air strikes in Tripoli and other Libyan cities. Plus, new developments on the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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March 21st, 2011
09:46 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Battle for Libya

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Editor's note: Tune in to AC360° tonight beginning at 10pm ET to get the latest on the airstrikes in  Libya and Japan's nuclear crisis, following the deadly earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Coalition forces hit Libya with more air strikes tonight. CNN's Nic Robertson and his crew showed live tracer fire from pro-government forces in Tripoli, as they attempted to stop the assault.

"Our actions today are focused on extending the no-fly zone," said Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command this morning.

Approximately 80 sorties were flown on Monday, more than half by other countries than the United States, said Hamm.

That's also up from 60 on Sunday.

We'll get a live update from Nic Robertson in Libya's capital and Arwa Damon in Benghazi.

Here at home, President Obama is coming under fire from some members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who said the U.S. mission in Libya is unconstitutional. They claim U.S. military action against Gadhafi amounts to war, and the president should have requested congressional approval for the airstrikes.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is part of that chorus. Anderson will talk with him tonight and see what the White House has to say about the uproar.

We're also following developments in Japan, where smoke was seen rising today from reactors No. 2 and No. 3 at the Fukushim Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Crews are working to restore power to the facility. We'll update you on that effort and the radiation worries.

Join us for these stories and much more at 10 p.m. ET.

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March 21st, 2011
07:00 PM ET

American teacher found dead in Japan

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CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - An American woman teaching English in Japan has been found dead, her family said Monday.

Taylor Anderson, 24, had been missing since the tsunami struck earlier this month. She'd been teaching in Ishinomaki, Japan for the last three years, according to her parents.

Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi Prefecture, was hit hard by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami.

The disaster has killed more than 8,800 people and left close to 13,000 missing, many of them killed as a wall of water rushed in following the quake.

"We would like to thank all those whose prayers and support have carried us through this crisis. Please continue to pray for all who remain missing and for the people of Japan," her family said.

The oldest of three children, Anderson was a native of Virginia. Her parents said she loved Japan, the culture and children.

Full story

Earlier: Parents waiting for word on daughter

Related: Besecker, Clemons found in Japan

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