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Cheney, Democrats spar over Iraq bill (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:36:16 GMT

Vice President Dick Cheney says he is "willing to bet" that Democratic lawmakers will back down and approve a war-spending bill that doesn't call for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Top Democratic leaders shot back that Cheney has lost all public credibility.

Cleric's followers may leave Iraq gov't (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:37:30 GMT

Cars, minibuses and roadside bombs exploded in Shiite Muslim enclaves across the city Sunday, killing at least 45 people in sectarian violence that defied the Baghdad security crackdown, while a radical anti-U.S. cleric raised a new threat to Iraq's government.

Kurdistan: Iraq's Next Battleground? (Time Magazine)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 23:06:56 GMT

Kurdish northern Iraq is largely a peaceful corner of a nation devastated by war, but its desire for independence could create even more instability

Cheney, Reid open week's debate over Iraq money (USA Today)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 00:30:08 GMT

The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress will spend much of this week arguing over Iraq war funding. On Sunday, Vice President Cheney called Democrats "irresponsible" for including timetables for troop withdrawals in military spending legislation.

Al-Sadr spokesman: ministers to leave Iraq government (CNN.com)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:44:42 GMT

Anti-U.S. Shiite cleric and militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr will announce Monday the departure of his movement's six ministers from Iraq's government to press demands for the U.S. to leave Iraq, the bloc's spokesman Saleh al-Ageili told CNN.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,300 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 16 Apr 2007 00:04:06 GMT

As of Sunday, April 15, 2007, at least 3,300 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,674 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Cheney Says Democrats Will Back Down on Iraq Timetable (New York Times)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:37:36 GMT

Vice President Dick Cheney called Congressional Democrats irresponsible for using a war spending bill to set a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Cheney says US can win in Iraq for 'worthy cause' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 21:02:45 GMT

Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday the United States can win in Iraq and accused Democrats pushing for a US troop withdrawal of being "irresponsible."

British helicopter crash in Iraq kills two (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 21:09:39 GMT

Two people were killed and one very seriously wounded Sunday when two British military helicopters crashed in Iraq, Defence Secretary Des Browne said.

Dozens dead, wounded in bombings across Iraq (CNN.com)
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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 20:03:59 GMT

A string of car bombs and suicide attacks across Iraq on Sunday killed and wounded dozens in what has been a bloody weekend for the war-ravaged nation.