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Dems face blunt questions on Iraq, draft (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 03:21:39 GMT

Young, Internet-savvy voters challenged Democratic presidential hopefuls on Iraq, the military draft and the candidates' own place in a broken political system, playing starring roles in a provocative, video-driven debate Monday night.

Injured Iraq war veterans sue VA head (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 03:18:05 GMT

Frustrated by delays in health care, injured Iraq war veterans accused VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in a lawsuit of breaking the law by denying them disability pay and mental health treatment.

Iraq war has made Australia less safe: poll (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:57:36 GMT

Most Australians believe their government's involvement in the Iraq war has made the country less safe, an opinion poll showed Tuesday.

Poll: Americans trust Congress over Bush on Iraq (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 03:42:36 GMT

Most Americans see President George W. Bush as too inflexible on the war in Iraq and prefer that the Democratic-run Congress have the final word on when to withdraw U.S. forces, a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed on Monday.

Iraq War amputee's bionic hand moves all five fingers (USA Today)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 01:32:12 GMT

Iraq War veteran Juan Arredondo sports a military-colored bracelet on his right hand inscribed with the word "courage." On his left, more shades of green and khaki coat an artificial arm, with a motorized hand at the end.

Democratic senators press Pentagon about Iraq war (USA Today)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 01:21:58 GMT

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday enlisted the help of other Democratic senators in her feud with the Pentagon over end-of-war planning in Iraq.

US ex-army officer pleads guilty to taking bribes in Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 01:18:27 GMT

A former US army reserve major pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from US government contractors while deployed in Iraq, the US Department of Justice said Monday.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,636 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:30:20 GMT

As of Monday, July 23, 2007, at least 3,636 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 2,986 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

U.S. and Iran to discuss Iraq only (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 23 Jul 2007 20:35:08 GMT

The United States said ambassador-level talks with Iran in Baghdad on Tuesday will focus solely on the situation in Iraq despite rising tensions over American-Iranians detained by Tehran and Iranians held in U.S. custody in Iraq.

Suspected weapons smugglers held in Iraq (USA Today)
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Mon, 23 Jul 2007 20:20:12 GMT

Two civilians were captured and a number of weapons confiscated during a raid on a rural farm compound in eastern Iraq, near the Iranian border, according to a military statement.