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Iraqi Council Member Dies of Wounds from Attack

A leading figure in Iraq's interim governing council dies five days after she was wounded by gunmen outside her home. Aquila al-Hashimi died Thursday of organ failure at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad. A Shiite Muslim, she was one of three women on the 25-member council, and was in line to represent Iraq at the United Nations. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.