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Tom Bullock

Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR.  Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit.  Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others.  Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.

  • Said one observer, "Some sitting members of Congress woke up the next morning after these maps had been released and went, 'Oh, boy, I don't even live in the district now.' "
  • The man believed to be the second in command of al-Qaida in Iraq has been captured. Hamed Farid al-Saeedi is believed to have masterminded countless attacks, including the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samara earlier this year. Iraqi officials say the arrest is a major blow to terrorists in the country.
  • A Shiite religious ceremony in southern Baghdad is again marred by violence when gunmen open fire on pilgrims, killing 20. The annual event, which drew hundreds of thousands, was disrupted last year when rumors of suicide bombers in the crowds sparked a stampede that killed more than 1,000.
  • Saddam Hussein takes the stand and launches into a political speech, praising the insurgency and urging Iraqis to halt sectarian violence. Reporters are ordered out of the chamber when Saddam ignores the judge's orders to confine his statements to the charges against him.
  • With their identities concealed, witnesses in the trial of Saddam Hussein give chilling testimony on torture and deprivation in Iraqi prisons. The former Iraqi leader, who faces crimes against humanity, vowed he would not return to the "unjust" court in Baghdad.
  • Authorities in Iraq refer Saddam Hussein and three others to stand trial for a 1982 massacre in a Shiite village. All will face the death penalty if convicted.
  • Iraqi officials announce they have filed the first formal criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and members of his former regime. Saddam and others are accused of responsibility for the 1982 massacre of Shiite residents of Dujail, a town where there had been an attempt on Saddam's life.
  • Tom Bullock reports on how U.S. troops in Iraq try to locate and disarm IEDs before they explode.
  • Five suicide attacks in Baghdad, Tikrit and Hawija, north of Baghdad, have killed more than 60 people and wounded more than 100. In the deadliest, Hajwa police say a man with hidden explosives set them off in a line of people outside a police and army recruitment center.
  • Around 70 percent of all American casualties in Iraq come from the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by insurgents. We take a closer look at this deadly problem.