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21 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

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21 min ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than... A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and ... (more)

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3 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

10 Things to Know for Today

The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Iraq, World News, Texas

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Star

Holy Najaf gains prominence as Baghdad founders

Iraqis displaced from parts of the country which are now controlled by Sunni jihadist from the Islamic State receive aid from people of the southern holy city of Nafaf on July 14, 2014.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Corrections officer, husband charged in connection with inmate sex case

A Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate.

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WNEM-TV Saginaw

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Envoy urges UN to demand halt to Iraq extremists

Nickolay Mladenov told the council by videoconference from Baghdad on Wednesday that it should also call on U.N. member states to bring to justice "the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these horrific terrorist acts, war crimes and crimes against humanity."

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Tri-cityherald.com

US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the State Department's Brett McGurk and Defense Department's Elissa Slotkin said the administration was focused on improving U.S. intelligence, securing American personnel and property, guiding Iraq toward a new, more inclusive government and helping its forces strike back against the al-Qaida ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, Royce Value Trust, Financial Services, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher

AlertNet

Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing

Residents stand among debris at one of the scenes of car bomb attacks that struck Baghdad July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Explosion

NBC12

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Gawker

Suicide Bomb Kills At Least 20 in Baghdad

At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 were injured in a suicide car bomb at a police checkpoint in Baghdad.

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Newkerala.com

Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

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The Daily Star

Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official

Gunmen hold their weapons inside a hospital in al-Karma town, east of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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Reuters

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

This Saturday, July 19, 2014, photo, shows an empty house of a Christian family with Arabic writing that reads, "Long live the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

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The Baltimore Sun

Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad

Members of the Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, July 16, 2014.

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The Washington Post

Government data exaggerate the increase in terrorist attacks

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's Allawi neighborhood on July 14. Bombs in parked cars killed civilians in commercial areas of Baghdad that day, as government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters tried to dislodge militants from a small town north of the capital, officials said.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Iraq, World News, Explosion, George Bush

Cato Institute

U.S. Should Stay out of Latest Sectarian Civil War: Leave Islamic Radicals to Iraq and Its Neighbors

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant represents a significant failure of U.S. policy.

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