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U.S. Soldier Dies as Iraq Attacks Continue

A sniper kills an American soldier and several explosions rock Baghdad as U.S. forces in Iraq continue to face attacks despite a week-long military campaign to quell the violence. The U.S. civil administration says it will create a new criminal court to try those accused of inciting violence against U.S. and British military forces. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.