Benazir Bhutto is dead.

The details surrounding the assassination of Benazir Bhutto are still murky. A former Bhutto aide said that officials charged with her government were “dismissive” about her security requests. NPR said she was aware of the risks, but wanted to campaign anyway.

The presidential candidates here are already offering up their perfunctory condolences; Slate’s John Dickerson says they’re campaigns are “trying to muscle in on the news cycle” about a week out from the caucuses.

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Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs about race and ethnicity for National Public Radio. He is a native of South Philly and reads and writes and runs and rants. You can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook.

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