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U.S. Flag Comes Down, And Iraq War Is Officially Over

Nearly nine years after U.S. forces stormed into Iraq, American involvement in the war ends with a flag-lowering ceremony attended by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Only a few thousand U.S. troops remain, and they are to leave within days.
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Founder Of Shakespeare & Co Bookstore In Paris Dies

The founder of a venerable literary institution in Paris has died at 98. George Whitman founded the Shakespeare & Co bookstore, across from the Notre Dame cathedral. The shop was a magnet for English speakers in the French capital.
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Have Migrants Given Up Crossing The Border?

Arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico have plummeted in recent years. There were 25 percent fewer arrests this year than last. Observers point to ramped up security, the U.S. economy, and violence in Mexico. Host Michel Martin speaks with a border patrol agent and a demographer to understand what's driving the numbers.
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U.S. Army Officer Reflects On End Of War In Iraq

Today marks the official end to the war in Iraq. The flag of U.S. Forces-Iraq was officially retired in a formal ceremony in Baghdad. Host Michel Martin talks with Lieutenant Colonel Pat Proctor about the war. He served two tours of duty in Iraq, and he is the author of the new book, Task Force Patriot and the End of Combat Operations in Iraq.
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Quiz: The Known Knowns About The Iraq War

Every war creates its own vocabulary, and America's war in Iraq was particularly rich in this regard. See how many of the words, terms and phrases you can remember by taking our quiz.

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