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U.S. Helicopter Downed in Iraq

A U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter is shot down near the Iraqi town of Tikrit. Five American soldiers aboard were injured, but safely evacuated. U.S. authorities believe the aircraft was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The attack came hours after U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz had visited troops nearby. Hear NPR's Jacki Lyden.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.