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Cleric vows attacks if US troops stay in Iraq

A powerful anti-American Shiite cleric in Iraq with thousands of loyal followers threatened on Sunday that U.S. forces who stay past the Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline are fair game to attack.Full story

US to Give Advanced Wiretap Tech to Iraqi Police

If Sadr City's housing projects have a Shiite version of the drug crew from HBO's "The Wire," now might be a good time for them to switch to new phones. The U.S. Air Force has put out a call to small businesses to provide wiretapping capabilities for the Iraqi police. The system would focus on cellu Full story

For Baghdad's poor, city garbage brings in the bread

Iraq's leaders hope the country's still largely untapped oil wealth can one day rival Saudi Arabia and provide a decent living to its citizens after years of conflict and chaos. Full story

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