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Mortars Mark Opening of Iraqi Political Conference

Insurgents fired mortars at a meeting where Iraqi leaders met to pick an interim national assembly Sunday, killing at least two people in a grim reminder of the country’s tortuous path toward democracy. Casting a further shadow over the gathering, Shi’ite militiamen fought fierce battles with U.S. and Iraqi forces in the holy city of Najaf after the collapse of peace talks aimed at ending fighting that has killed hundreds. Full Story

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