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U.S. Troops Edge Closer to Baghdad Amid Resistance

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U.S. Troops Edge Closer to Baghdad Amid Resistance

U.S. Troops Edge Closer to Baghdad Amid Resistance

U.S. Troops Edge Closer to Baghdad Amid Resistance

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About 50 miles outside Baghdad, the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division approaches a confrontation with Iraq's strongest military units. American planners say they took a calculated risk in racing toward Baghdad, while bypassing cities and enemy strong points. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep.