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MN troops rescue torture victims

Another story covered in both major market newspapers today was the involvement of Minnesota National Guard in rescuing three torture victims in a house near Fallujah, Iraq.

Both the P. Press and the Strib started their lede's with mentioning the Minnesota National Guard. This is important in Minnesota, obviously, because it is a hometown connection to the story.

Both ledes mention the three torture victims discovered in the house. Neither gives any detail as to who these people are or how long they had been there.

Both ledes also paint the gruesome picture of the scene by saying the walls were bloody. However, the Strib takes this point further in the lede by also detailing some of the weapons used to torture the victims. The P. Press does not mention these details.