Senate Upholds Ban on Photos of GI Caskets

A divided Senate votes to uphold a Pentagon ban on media coverage of the return of war dead. Two months ago, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Air Force released hundreds of photos of flag-draped coffins. The Pentagon says no more will be made public. NPR's David Welna reports.

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