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Mortar Attacks Jar Iraqi Conference

A thousand delegates begin a conference in Baghdad to choose an interim national assembly. The proceedings were disrupted when insurgents fired mortar shells that hit a bus station near the meeting hall, killing two people. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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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.
Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.