U.S. soldiers try to rebuild Najaf, where a shaky cease-fire deal is in place with supporters of rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. American soldiers begin asking Iraqis to turn in their arms for cash at the city's police station. But as the program begins, some Iraqis arrive thinking they're applying for vacant police jobs. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.
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