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War Update: Marines' 1st Div.

Attacks by Iraqi irregulars against U.S. forces are growing in intensity, according to U.S. military commanders. Though troops continue to press toward Baghdad, the ambushes are slowing their progress. NPR's John Burnett is traveling with the Marine's 1st Division in Iraq.

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As NPR's Southwest correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett covers immigration, border affairs, Texas news and other national assignments. In 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, he won national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for continuing coverage of the immigration beat. In 2020, Burnett along with other NPR journalists, were finalists for a duPont-Columbia Award for their coverage of the Trump Administration's Remain in Mexico program. In December 2018, Burnett was invited to participate in a workshop on Refugees, Immigration and Border Security in Western Europe, sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Commission.