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Sharon: Tel Aviv Blast Shows Need for Barrier

An explosion at a bus stop in Tel Aviv kills an Israeli soldier and wounds more than 14 people. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the attack showed the need for Israel's controversial security barrier in the West Bank, which the World Court has declared illegal. 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.