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U.N. Investigates Oil for Food Scandal

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U.N. Investigates Oil for Food Scandal

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U.N. Investigates Oil for Food Scandal

U.N. Investigates Oil for Food Scandal

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The U.N. Security Council approves an investigation into the U.N.-administered Oil for Food program in Iraq. Paul Volker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve who is heading the investigation, asked for the vote to ensure his panel will have support. A recent General Accounting Office report estimated that over $10 billion was lost through smuggling and surcharges. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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