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Attacks Kill Three U.S. Troops, 33 Iraqis

Facing the prospect of a Shiite Muslim landslide, Sunni politicians offered on Saturday to participate in mapping the nation’s political future. But Sunni rebels showed no sign of compromise, killing three U.S. troops and at least 33 Iraqis in a string of attacks.Officials of the Shiite-led coalition that has rolled up a big lead in last weekend’s elections said it wants the prime minister post in the upcoming government — casting doubt on chances that U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi can keep his job. Meanwhile, police questioned the driver and translator of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena, who was seized by gunmen Friday near Baghdad University — the first reported kidnapping of a foreigner since the Jan. 30 vote. But police said the two were not suspects in her abduction.Full Story

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