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Iraq Orphanage

NPR's Scott Simon reports on Dar al-Rahma -- an orphanage on the outskirts of Baghdad, where young men and women say they were abused by the staff. When U.S. troops arrived in Baghdad, they opened the gates of the orphanage. The children all fled and the administrators looted the building.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.