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Iraqi Ruling Coalition to Seek SOFA Amendments
  Iraq Deal in Doubt Due to Disagreements
  At Least 50,000 Iraqis Protest US Security Pact
  West Point Study Claims Documents Show Iran Aids Militias From Iraq
  Saturday: 25 Iraqis Killed, 17 Wounded
Report: 50 Troops Killed in South Russia Attacks
  Ossetian Rebels Authorized to Return Fire Against Georgians
  Georgia Used Cluster Bombs in August War, Too
N. Korean Diplomats Await 'Important Message'
  Envoy Alert Fuels Kim Jong-Il Rumors
US Official Holds Talks in Crisis-Hit Pakistan
  Zardari: Dialogue With Militants Only if They Lay Down Arms
Activists Mislisted as Terrorists Balk at Rules for Seeing Files
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 by Larry Everest
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