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Top Iraqi Biological Weapons Scientist in U.S. Custody

U.S. forces in Iraq capture a senior biological weapons scientist, known as "Mrs. Anthrax" and the only woman on the U.S. military list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis. A U.S.-trained microbiologist, Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash is believed to have played a key role in rebuilding Iraq's biological weapons program after the 1991 Gulf War. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.