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In Iraq, a Private Realm Of Intelligence-Gathering (Washington Post)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 02:20:23 GMT

BAGHDAD -- On the first floor of a tan building inside Baghdad's Green Zone, the full scope of Iraq's daily carnage is condensed into a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation.

Ivorian prince killed in Iraq is buried (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 03:48:18 GMT

A U.S. soldier killed in Iraq who was the son of a king in this African country was buried here Saturday in a princely ceremony.

Australia plans to withdraw troops from Iraq: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 01:33:05 GMT

Australian Prime Minister John Howard is secretly planning to begin withdrawing Australian troops from Iraq by February 2008, Australian media reported on Sunday.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,577 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 23:26:38 GMT

As of Saturday, June 30, 2007, at least 3,577 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 2,934 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Bush defends Iraq military buildup (USA Today)
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:34:40 GMT

President Bush, who faces mounting congressional pressure to end the war, called Saturday for patience as U.S. forces conduct stepped-up operations in Iraq.

U.N. Closes Down Iraq Weapons Monitoring (CBS News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 03:30:01 GMT

More than four years after Saddam Hussein's ouster, the Security Council voted Friday to shut down the U.N. inspection bodies that helped uncover his illegal weapons programs but were then banned from Iraq by the United States.

Reid: Need more GOP support on Iraq (USA Today)
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:59:48 GMT

While some Republicans are "saying the right things on Iraq," they need to back up their words with votes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Saturday.

Bush Says He Sees `Hopeful Signs' From Troop Increase in Iraq (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:06:10 GMT

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said the U.S. is seeing ``hopeful signs'' from its troop increase in Iraq, including a drop in sectarian murders and suicide attacks.

Iraq Surge Brings Heavy U.S. Casualties (NPR)
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:03:10 GMT

U.S. forces in Iraq are about two weeks into their full force surge. Hear an update on the progress of the surge and the mounting U.S. casualties.

Don't believe Howard on Iraq - Rudd (News Interactive)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:22:00 GMT

PRIME Minister John Howard cannot be believed on anything he says regarding the committal or withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq, federal Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd says.