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Mass Grave of Civilians Uncovered in S. Iraq

A mass grave filled with the remains of more than 45 people, believed to have been executed in a 1991 Shiite Muslim uprising, is discovered in a southern Iraqi town near Najaf. The U.S. Army and international groups want to preserve the grave and the remains for possible use as evidence in human rights crimes trials. Hear NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.