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U.S. Official Says Video of Saddam Authentic

A U.S. intelligence official says it was Saddam Hussein, and not a double, who appeared in a taped recording on Iraqi TV shortly after he was targeted by a U.S. air strike. But the official says it is unclear when the tape was made and whether Saddam was harmed. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the religion correspondent for NPR, reporting on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science and culture. Her New York Times best-selling book, "Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality," was published by Riverhead/Penguin Group in May 2009. Among others, Barb has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award, the Headliners Award and the Religion Newswriters Association Award for radio reporting.