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Ft. Riley Welcomes Iraq Troops Home

Thousands of well-wishers turn out at Fort Riley -- a sprawling Army base in the Kansas heartland -- to welcome home soldiers returning from Iraq. Many had spent more than a year on duty. Their return was tinged with sadness: Five soldiers based at Fort Riley were killed earlier in the week in Fallujah. NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and environmental stories. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.