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Iraqi Council Member Wounded in Assassination Bid

An assassination attempt in Baghdad leaves one of three women on Iraq's Governing Council seriously wounded. Aquila al-Hashimi underwent surgery after being shot outside her home, authorities say. She was preparing to leave for New York with an Iraqi delegation that hoped to assume Iraq's United Nations seat. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Guy Raz.

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Scott Simon
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.