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U.S. Military Officer Dies in Baghdad Hotel Attack

An American colonel is killed and at least 17 other people are wounded after a barrage of rockets strikes the Al Rasheed hotel in central Baghdad. The hotel is home to many of the staffers working on the U.S. reconstruction effort. Visiting Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying at the hotel but was unharmed. Hear NPR's Jacki Lyden.

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Jacki Lyden
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.