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Negotiations to Continue on Najaf Standoff

Fighting resumes in Najaf as the Iraqi government and U.S. authorities prepare to send negotiators to meet with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Fighters loyal to Sadr remain holed up in Najaf's Imam Ali shrine, and gunfire was exchanged in a cemetery near the shrine. Hear Edmund Sanders of The Los Angeles Times and NPR's Robert Siegel.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.