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Marines Face Little Iraqi Resistance in Tikrit

U.S. Marines enter Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein and last outpost of the Iraqi regime. The Marines face little resistance amid reports that many Iraqi soldiers have fled in recent days. Commanders at the Central Command say defenses in the city are seriously weakened. Hear NPR's Scott Horsley.

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Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.