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U.S. Officials Study Purported Bin Laden Tape

U.S. officials analyze an audiotape aired by the Arab TV network Al-Jazeera purporting to be from Osama bin Laden. If authentic, it shows the al Qaeda leader is likely still alive. The voice on the tape refers to recent terror attacks in Bali and Moscow. Hear more from NPR's Tom Gjelten.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.