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Updated February 7, 2005 - 10:54 PM EST
Shi'ites Demand Islam Be Source of Law
Kurds Move Into 2nd Place in Count
Sistani List Leads in Key Sunni Province
Insurgent Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 30
Rumsfeld: US Military 'Stressed'
The Abu Ghraib Scandal You Don't Know
In 'Lean' Bush Budget, Defense and Homeland Spending Up
Israeli and PA Leaders to Declare Formal Truce Tomorrow
Iran Will Retaliate, Accelerate Nuke Program If Attacked
What's the Meaning of 'Freedom'?
by Rep. Ron Paul
Is Democracy on the March or Revolution?  by Patrick J. Buchanan
ElBaradei Keeps His Eye on the Ball  by Gordon Prather
Sadr Marginalized for Now
by Juan Cole
US Errors in the War on Terror
by Jordan Levine
PNAC's Happy Warriors  by Jason Vest

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US Military
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Pentagon Sets Bonuses to Retain Members of Special Operations
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Air Force War Game Aims to Test Space Technologies
The War at Home
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Stormin' Marxist Is Toast of the Neocons
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Border Life Unfazed by US Warning
Homeless Vets Wait Years for Aid
Egyptian Filmmaker Accuses Michael Moore of Stealing His Osama Footage
Cheney Won't Run for President, Not Even if Begged
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Bush's Intel Panel Gains Stature
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Middle East
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