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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim s…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh interpretation of …

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, left, speaks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during a meeting in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The UN chief is expected to urge politicians there to form a new government quickly. Al-Maliki is facing growing calls for his resignation as disgruntled…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

People inspect the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh interpretation o…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

FILE - in this Thursday July 29, 2004, file photo, Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq. Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq’s new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, …

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh i…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

People inspect a destroyed prisoner transport bus in the town of Taji, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and several …

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2010, file photo, Acting Speaker Fouad Massoum speaks to the press after an Iraqi Parliament session in Baghdad, Iraq. Kurdish Massoum was named Iraq’s new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union o…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a restaurant in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Police officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed and wounded scores of people, hours after lawmakers elected the…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

People pick through the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their ha…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

People inspect the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh interpretation …

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh i…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

An Iraqi man walks past a destroyed prisoner transport bus in the town of Taji, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and…

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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

A boy holds copies of the Quran, Islam's holy book, and religious books from the ruins of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by mil…

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Panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health-care law as written.

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George Will: California's Kashkari is Goldwater 2.0

George Will: California's Kashkari is Goldwater 2.0

Republican gubernatorial candidate may lose now but help party gain traction.

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Shiite lawmaker Mohammad Taqi al-Mawla speaks to the media in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday. Since 2003, Iraq's political parties have agreed to assign the position of president to a Kurd, prime minister to a Shii…

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Arabic reads,"Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." …

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, fleeing refugees from Mosul arrive in the town of Hamadaniya, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Mosul, Iraq. The U.N. said on Sunday that at least 400 families from Mosul from different ethnic minority groups had sought refuge in the northern provinces of…

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, nearly six weeks since a Sunni militant blitz led by the Islamic State extremist group seized large swaths of northern and …

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