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Iraq intel proposal raises concerns (USA Today)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 02:48:13 GMT

Iraq's Shiite-dominated government is attempting to establish an intelligence agency that would rival the U.S.-backed organization created shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Clinton, Obama back Iraq fund cutoff (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 03:19:36 GMT

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton separately declared their support Tuesday for a March 31, 2008 cutoff in funds for the Iraq war, two Democratic presidential front-runners abruptly shifting positions on the issue at the heart of the 2008 race.

At Ft. Drum, N.Y., Resolve and Prayers for 3 Missing in Iraq (New York Times)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 03:31:12 GMT

The capture of three 10th Mountain Division soldiers by terrorists in Iraq will only unite America and strengthen the military?s determination, soldiers said Tuesday.

Iraq, abortion loom over primary debate (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 01:12:14 GMT

Iraq and abortion loom large as 10 Republican presidential candidates debate a second time Tuesday. On one issue — the four-year-old war — the GOP field is largely in sync, backing President Bush in opposing Democratic calls for beginning a withdrawal of U.S. forces. But the candidates are split on social issues, most notably a women's right to terminate a pregnancy.

Clinton, Obama to Back Vote to Cut Off Funding for Troops in Iraq (Washington Post)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 01:43:30 GMT

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) announced yesterday that they will support a symbolic vote to cut off funding for combat troops in Iraq within a year, an important shift for both Democratic presidential candidates as the war debate on Capitol Hill intensifies.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,398 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 02:08:36 GMT

As of Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at least 3,398 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 2,772 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Bush picks Gen. Lute as "war czar" for Iraq (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 00:20:35 GMT

President George W. Bush, ending a long search, chose Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute on Tuesday as White House "war czar" for Iraq and Afghanistan to coordinate policy among sometimes competing agencies and try to implement Bush's war strategy.

Former Romney aide killed in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 16 May 2007 00:10:21 GMT

The war in Iraq hit home for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a former aide who also was a son of a war critic was killed while serving in Iraq.

Republican critic of Bush seeks UN mediator for Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 15 May 2007 22:22:26 GMT

Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, a fierce critic of President George W. Bush over Iraq, said Tuesday a United Nations mediator should be appointed to take the US "face" off the war.

Local Soldier Among Group Missing In Iraq (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 15 May 2007 22:37:21 GMT

One of four U.S. soldiers feared captured by al-Qaida in Iraq is from Massachusetts.