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Immunity Deal Complicates Blackwater Probe

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Immunity Deal Complicates Blackwater Probe

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Immunity Deal Complicates Blackwater Probe

Immunity Deal Complicates Blackwater Probe

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During the State Department's investigation of last month's shooting in Iraq, it apparently granted immunity to bodyguards working for the U.S. security firm Blackwater. Meanwhile, Iraq wants to end the immunity usually promised to foreign private security companies. Ari Shapiro talks to Alex Cohen about the legal difficulties presented by the Blackwater case.