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U.S. Forces Capture Nasiriyah, Euphrates Bridge

U.S. officials say American forces have captured the southern Iraq city of Nasiriyah and secured a nearby bridge over the Euphrates River, allowing troops to continue their drive toward Baghdad. There had been fears Iraqis would destroy major bridges to impede the U.S. and British advance. 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.