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Marine's Fate Unknown in Iraq as Group Disavows Killing Claim

Questions emerge over the fate of a U.S. Marine held by a militant group in Iraq. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun of Utah was shown in captivity in a video released last week. After a web site claimed Hassoun had been beheaded, the group supposedly responsible denied the report's credibility. Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and NPR's Anne Garrels.

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Anne Garrels
Liane Hansen
Liane Hansen has been the host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday for 20 years. She brings to her position an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. The program has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.