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U.S. Transfers Political Authority to Iraqis Early

In a surprise ceremony, U.S. administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer formally transfers sovereignty to Iraq's interim government two days ahead of schedule. The change in schedule is seen as a move to thwart insurgent attacks on the ceremony and show the world that Iraqis are ready to assume authority. Meanwhile, the U.S. military confirms a Marine has been taken hostage. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.

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