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Saddam's Fate Remains Unknown

U.S. Military officials say they don't know yet if Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was killed in an airstrike on Monday. U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on a Baghdad building after intelligence sources said Saddam was inside. NPR's John Burnett, with the 1st Marine Division in eastern Baghdad, 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.