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Hostage's Murder Shakes U.S. Ex-Pats in Saudi Arabia

Security forces in Saudi Arabia continue to search for the body of American engineer Paul Johnson, who was beheaded by Islamist militants in the capital, Riyadh, on Friday. The murder of Johnson and several other foreigners this month has deeply shaken the American expatriate community in the Saudi Kingdom. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.

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Julie McCarthy has spent most of career traveling the world for NPR. She's covered wars, prime ministers, presidents and paupers. But her favorite stories "are about the common man or woman doing uncommon things," she says.