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U.S. Probes Contractor in Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal

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U.S. Probes Contractor in Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal

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U.S. Probes Contractor in Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal

U.S. Probes Contractor in Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal

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The U.S. government has opened its first criminal investigation into a civilian contractor in Iraq over possible mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners. The government has not named the contractor. It's unclear what laws can be used to prosecute a civilian contract employee. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.