U.S. Troops Push to Center of Tikrit

Facing sporadic clashes with Iraqi troops, U.S. Marines drive to the center of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. U.S. military planners had expected Iraqi forces to mount a last stand there, but U.S. troops face only pockets of resistance. Meanwhile, U.S. forces capture Saddam's half-brother; officials suggest they will use his DNA to check whether attempts to kill the Iraqi leader have succeeded. Hear NPR's Nick Spicer.

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