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Iraqis Delay National Conference 2 Weeks

A national conference considered a crucial first step in the country’s fledgling move toward democracy was postponed for two weeks, an organizer said Thursday, a day after a massive car bombing that killed 70 people. The conference had been due to start Saturday. But it has been plagued by difficulties before it even began. Key political groups have been promising to boycott, leaders in ethnically diverse areas have been unable to agree on delegates to send — and even before Wednesday’s car bombing, officials have expressed worries the gathering will be a target for terror attacks.Full Story

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