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Nearly 3,000 inmates have been moved out of the private facility after last month's uprising, and staff is being laid off. There is a probe into how the for-profit company ran the prison.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.
On assignment in Israel, Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Mid-East Correspondent Emily Harris about the potential political impact in Israel of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland is the longest-serving woman in Congress. She was first elected to the House in 1976, and 10 years later, was elected to the Senate.
The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.