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Iraqi Lawmakers Stalled on Ministries, in Accord on Safer Cars

The Iraqi parliament remained deadlocked Sunday over who should lead the country’s critical security ministries, but lawmakers agreed that each of the 275 members needs two new cars. Responding to the danger all Iraqi politicians face — many have been threatened or attacked — some members suggested that everyone receive a $100,000 grant to purchase two armored cars, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting. This was quickly shot down by others who said handing out cash might anger constituents. Full Story

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