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Friday, March 9, 2012
Retired Gen. David Phillips. (Photo Courtesy of Department of Defense)

Thousands of Iranians bent on overthrowing the current Iranian regime are being held in Camp Ashraf near Baghdad. A retired Army General says the U.S. had promised to protect them. But since Iraqis assumed control of the camp, dozens have been killed and hundreds wounded.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Female relatives of Mohamad Jassim, grieve by the unmarked gravesite where Mohamad was buried in a section of the vast Wadi al-Saalam cemetery in Najaf.  Mohamad disappeared from his neighborhood in Baghdad in 2005, but it was years later that the Jassim family received news of the fate of Mohamad after recongnizing his photograph among thousands of other photographs of unclaimed dead bodies on display in a computerized photographic bank at the morgue in Baghdad's Ministry of Health. (Photo by Moises Saman for The New York Times)

After a nine-month deadlock, Iraq has a new government, but what’s the reality on the ground?

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The new Iraqi government is sworn in in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

After months of deadlock, Iraq finally has a new government. Among those included, are a significant number of the followers of a fiercely anti-American cleric.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Iraq’s cabinet decided to postpone the country’s first population census since 1987 yesterday, largely because of a longstanding conflict over the northern city of Kirkuk.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

How Facebook and email affect the military’s process of telling family members their loved ones have been killed.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A string of bombings targeted Christian houses in Baghdad killing and wounding several people, police said. (AP Photo)

Christians Face Stepped-up Attacks In Iraq, Film Says Professors Share Blame For Wall Street Crash, Map Points Can Create Safer Passwords, Medical Workers Say Haiti Needs Money Now To Recover, This Picture Book Is ‘The Cat’s Pajamas’

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Friday, October 22, 2010
Boys leap into a public swimming pool in Baghdad in June. (AP)

Following The Fall Out From Juan Williams’ Firing, Back To Baghdad: A Former Soldier And A Journalist Return To Iraq, French Pension Protests Continue, Scientists Say The Ocean Is The True Source Of Oil, Candidates Bait Each Other To ‘Man Up’ In Era Of ‘Truthiness’

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Friday, October 8, 2010
A performance of House in Bali. (courtesy photo)

On The Campaign Trail, Candidates Focus On Economy, Where Will The Next Gen. Petraeus Come From?, Stolen Iraqi Art Returns Home, Finally, Curtain May Fall On Europe’s Last Gypsy Circus, Demands Growing For Nationwide Halt on Foreclosures, East Meets West In New Opera

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.(AP)

American Troops Begin New Role As Advisers In Iraq, Middle East Peace Talks Resume Amidst Hope For Compromise, Louisiana Shrimp Festival Also Honors The Oil Industry, Bracelet Links Reporter To Missing Soldier, Gail Caldwell Memorializes Caroline Knapp

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Monday, August 23, 2010
A giant man? It depends on your perspective. (tackytouristphotos.com)

Oil Spill Fund Recipients Must Give Up Right To Sue, American Aid Worker Goes ‘Barefoot In Baghdad’, Florida Primaries Tomorrow: It’s About Character, The Televangelist And The Warlord, Sharing Our Tacky Tourist Photos

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Thursday, August 19, 2010
A column of U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles cross the border from Iraq  into Kuwait on Wednesday. The trucks are part of the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP)

American Troops Withdraw From Iraq, But It Isn’t Over Yet, Amputee War Vets Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, How The Islamic Center In N.Y. Ignited A Political Firestorm, Flood Waters Continue To Ravage Pakistan, Henry Winkler Is Still Having Fun On TV

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employees drag a trawl net along the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and Barataria Bay to check for oilon the Louisiana coast, in advance of today's start of the shrimping season. (AP)

Shrimpers Return to Louisiana Waters, Earn College Credits By Working At Walmart?, Authorities Probe Apparent Suicide of ‘Craigslist Killer’, Energy Efficiency Can Save Money And Lives In The Military, Cinema Jenin

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
An Iraqi solider stands guard at the scene of a car bomb attack in Kut, southeast of Baghdad. A car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a mainly Shiite city southeast of Baghdad in the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed and injured scores on Tuesday, officials said. (AP)

States Brace For Jobs Vote In Congress, Who’s Watching You On Facebook, The War Winds Down In Iraq, Violence Remains High, Missouri Voters Pass Challenge To Obama’s Health Care Reform, Returning To The Titanic

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Attorney General Eric Holder looks on during a news conference in Miami, Friday, July 16, 2010. Federal authorities said they are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever in five different states and arrested dozens of suspects accused in scams totaling $251 million. (AP )

Release Of Wikileaks Documents Could Alter Debate On Afghan War Funding, A Closer Look At Eric Holder’s Justice Department, From Aggressive Dogs To Frostbitten Fingers, Letter Carriers Share Their Stories, ‘The Searchers’ Inspires Directors More Than 50 Years Later

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Monday, March 8, 2010
Kathryn Bigelow with the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture (AP)

Mandating Health Care Hitch, Regulating The Financial Industry, Paul Farmer On Haiti, Iraq Elections, Saving Energy, Kathryn Bigelow

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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Daniel Ellsberg, 78, at a movie event in Sept. 2009 (AP)

Hurdles For Health Care, A New Push To Regulate Wall Street, High-Stakes Iraqi Elections, An Update From Earthquake-Stricken Chile, Daniel Ellsberg Documentary “The Most Dangerous Man In America”

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Friday, January 29, 2010
Matenwa 1st and 2nd graders in Haiti with 'Mother Tongue Books' from Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge.

Tony Blair Testifies about Run-up to Iraq War, What Could Work in Afghanistan?, Schools Move Recess — Before Lunch, Massachusetts School Connects with Haiti through Book Exchange, John Singer Sargent and the Painting that Made His Reputation

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

U.S. Predator Drones Vulnerable to Hackers, The Music Room, Russia and Ukraine and Natural Gas, The Sales Tax Quandry, The Christmas Chronicles

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Obama vs. Wall Street, Negotiating Peace in Iraq, Watching ‘Invictus’ from South Africa, Supreme Court to Hear Case on Privacy and Texting at Work, A Cappella Raises its Voice

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Peter Gomes and the Pilgrims, Stewed Pompion, Anyone?, Syria and Iraqi Relations, Turkey Day Classic, Robin’s Trip to Vermont

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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