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Coverage from Minnesota Public Radio

Two U.S. Senate committees are hearing testimony about the progress of the Iraq war from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. During a break in the hearings, Midday hears some analysis from a foreign policy expert. (Midday, 04/07/2008)
MIT political scientist and international relations specialist Stephen Van Evera joins Midday to discuss the recent unrest in Iraq and what it means for the stabilization of the country moving forward. (Midday, 04/01/2008)
The role of women in the U.S. military has changed. A North Dakota sociologist is trying to learn how being closer to the front line affects women. (03/31/2008)
Members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade will arrive in Iraq in about six months. (03/28/2008)
Gregory Rundell, 21, of North St. Paul, was killed early Wednesday while manning a guard tower in Iraq. (03/27/2008)
Police say they arrested two dozen people at an anti-war rally on the University of Minnesota campus today. (03/27/2008)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power is out with a new biography of the UN envoy killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2003 titled, "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World," which she recently discussed at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. (Midday, 03/27/2008)
The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year. (03/24/2008)
A pair of boots for every Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq stood in the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday to mark the war's fifth anniversary. (03/19/2008)
Several thousand Minnesotans have been to Iraq and back over the past five years. Some are finding that the economic downturn has made getting a job more difficult than it used to be. (03/19/2008)
It's been five years since the U.S. invaded Iraq. The war has so far cost the United States $500 billion, and Iraqi and U.S. casualties together are in the tens of thousands. Midday examines the past five years and the future of U.S. involvement in Iraq. (Midday, 03/19/2008)
Around 800 Minnesota National Guard soldiers will be leaving for Iraq this summer, the Guard announced Tuesday. (03/18/2008)
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard University professor Linda Bilmes are authors of the new book "The Three Trillion Dollar War," which they discussed in a recent speech at the Commonwealth Club of California. (Midday, 03/17/2008)
Scott Adams is recovering from severe injuries he sustained in a bombing in Iraq. He wants to return to Minnesota by year's end. (03/03/2008)
Eighth-grade students in Roseville are learning a lesson this week: Sometimes their favorite teacher has to go to war. (02/07/2008)