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Violence Continues in Najaf

Fighting continues in Najaf between U.S. forces and militiamen loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The militia remain concentrated in and around the Imam Ali shrine.

Elsewhere in Iraq, French-American journalist Micah Garen has apparently been released after being held captive for a week. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.