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Kurdish Leader Named President In Iraq

The Iraqi parliament chose Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the country’s new interim president Wednesday, reaching out to a long-repressed minority and bringing the country closer to its first democratically elected government in 50 years. Ousted members of the former regime — including toppled leader Saddam Hussein — were to watch the announcement on televisions in their prison cells, Iraqi officials said. It wasn’t clear if they would watch it live or on a tape.Full Story

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