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Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of a radical anti-American Shiite sect in Iraq, has returned home after nearly four years in exile.

He has long been one of Iraq's most vocal critics of the U.S., and his militia, the Mahdi Army, clashed repeatedly with American forces.

Sadr loyalists were also thought to be behind much violence during Iraq's sectarian war.

Sadr left Iraq in late 2006 or early 2007. Now that he's back, the cleric says his role in Iraq is political, not violent.

When a brain tumor claimed the life of Motown artist Tammi Terrell in 1970, she was only 24. Yet by 1967, Terrell was a star, thanks to her duets with Marvin Gaye, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Your Precious Love" and "You're All I Need to Get By." But Terrell also had a promising solo career before and during her collaboration with Gaye. For the first time, all of her solo recordings have been collected into a new anthology, called Come On and See Me.

A new study concludes that the vast quantity of methane gas that spewed from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was gobbled up rapidly by bacteria.

About a third of the material that gushed into the ocean from the BP blowout was in gas form, not oil, and the new study is the latest attempt to figure out what happened to all that carbon-rich material. It had the potential, at least, to deplete oxygen that fish and shrimp need.

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A small community indeed, Robert, but how long until today's formalities and all those expressions of goodwill give way to the rough and tumble of politics?

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And I'm Robert Siegel at the Capitol.

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The incoming majority has made some significant changes to the rules of the House, and NPR's Andrea Seabrook is here to explain them.

Hiya.

ANDREA SEABROOK: Hiya.

SIEGEL: And first, the biggest change has to do with how the Congress spends money.

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