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Chertoff in Iraq for Veterans Day (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 12 Nov 2007 02:53:52 GMT

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff spent Sunday in Iraq, where he participated in a ceremony for 178 foreign-born service members to become U.S. citizens.

Iraq reports steep drop in Baghdad violence (USA Today)
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Mon, 12 Nov 2007 00:01:58 GMT

Suicide attacks and other bombings in the Iraqi capital have dropped dramatically since last year's high, Iraq's prime minister said Sunday. A top U.S. general here said he believes the drop is sustainable, as Iraqis turn away from extremists."Terrorist acts" have dropped 77% from last year's high, the prime minister said.

Bush, Cheney laud Iraq war vets (USA Today)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 22:44:53 GMT

Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President Bush honored U.S. troops past and present at a tearful ceremony Sunday for four Texans who died there.

Military finding more Iranian arms in Iraq (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 20:04:36 GMT

The quantity of Iranian bomb-making components being found in Iraq is increasing despite a fall in attacks and 20 Iranian-trained agents are still operating south of Baghdad, a top U.S. general said on Sunday.

Cheney pays tribute to Iraq veterans (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 19:40:01 GMT

Vice President Dick Cheney paid tribute Sunday to veterans of the Iraq war, honoring them for keeping the United States democratic and free and hoping "they will return in victory."

Report: Sex determined army Iraq contracts (UPI)
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Mon, 12 Nov 2007 05:06:04 GMT

A former employee of a Tennessee defense company is accused of sleeping with an Air Force contracting officer to secure Iraq contracts.

Even in the more stable south, Iraq rebuilds slowly (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:58:40 GMT

Local leaders in southern Iraq pleaded for greater reconstruction assistance this weekend even as U.S. and Iraqi officials touted tentative improvements since 2003 in rebuilding a country crippled by war.

Qaeda losing support but Iranian arms still problem in Iraq: US military (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 15:24:16 GMT

Al-Qaeda is losing ground south of Baghdad but Iranian weapons still "trouble" US forces despite Tehran's assurance that it has halted the flow of arms into Iraq, a US commander said on Sunday.

U.S. military detains 200 in Iraq operation (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:27:48 GMT

U.S. and Iraqi forces have detained more than 200 suspected insurgents and three "high-value" al Qaeda operatives in a major operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

Iraq PM announces amnesty for 'deceived' detainees (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:38:22 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday announced an amnesty for those detainees who had been "deceived" into joining the insurgency in Iraq.