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British Troops Launch Incursion into Basra

British forces stage their largest raid into Basra, moving into the southern Iraqi city with dozens of armored personnel carriers and setting up checkpoints. Officials say the move, which faced sporadic resistance, puts to an end a week of defense-testing forays from the outskirts of the city. Hear NPR's Scott Horsley.

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Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.