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Two Democrats Accuse Halliburton of Gouging

Two Democratic congressmen say that Halliburton is overcharging the United States for gasoline it imports into Iraq, citing lower gas prices elsewhere in the country. The company says its price reflects the cost of doing business in a hostile area. NPR's John Burnett reports.

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As NPR's Southwest correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett covers immigration, border affairs, Texas news and other national assignments. In 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, he won national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for continuing coverage of the immigration beat. In 2020, Burnett along with other NPR journalists, were finalists for a duPont-Columbia Award for their coverage of the Trump Administration's Remain in Mexico program. In December 2018, Burnett was invited to participate in a workshop on Refugees, Immigration and Border Security in Western Europe, sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Commission.