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President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders at the White House  Friday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders at the White House Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Obama OKs more troops to Iraq, seeks $5.6M vs. ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is authorizing the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to combat the Islamic State group.

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Iraqi Kurdish soldiers pause from combat to make tea near to the front line in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraqi Kurdish soldiers pause from combat to make tea near to the front line in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Islamic State militants attack small Iraq town

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants launched an assault Thursday on a small town in western Iraq, a military spokesman said, as the United Nations warned that 10 months of violence in the country has taken a heavy toll on civilians.

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This June 27, 2004, file image from a video broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network, shows a man identified as US Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun.  (AP Photo/ Al-Jazeera via APTN)
This June 27, 2004, file image from a video broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network, shows a man identified as US Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun. (AP Photo/ Al-Jazeera via APTN)
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Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.

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Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons while chanting slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq Friday. AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons while chanting slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq Friday. AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
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Rise of Shiite Militias Could Fracture Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq's political landscape, spearheading what its Shiite majority sees as a fight for survival against Sunni militants who control of large swaths of territory north of Baghdad.

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President Barack Obama, addressing the Iraq crisis on the South Lawn of the White House Friday.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama, addressing the Iraq crisis on the South Lawn of the White House Friday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Hagel Orders US Aircraft Carrier to Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier - the USS George H.W. Bush - to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

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Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters chant slogans against the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and vow to help the military, which defends the capital in Baghdad's Sadr City, Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters chant slogans against the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and vow to help the military, which defends the capital in Baghdad's Sadr City, Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
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Iran’s President: Ready to Help Iraq if Asked

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president pledged Saturday to help Iraq fight militants surging through its north if asked, including potentially assisting U.S. forces if it decides on taking military action.

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Iraqi Shiite tribal leaders chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June. 13, 2014. AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi Shiite tribal leaders chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June. 13, 2014. AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
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Young Iraqi Shiites Volunteer to Fight Sunni Militants

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Hundreds of young Iraqi men gripped by religious and nationalistic fervor streamed into volunteer centers Saturday across Baghdad, answering a call by the country's top Shiite cleric to join the fight against Sunni militants advancing in the north.

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Vets on Iraqi Conflict: What Else Could We Do?

For an entire night, Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley crouched low atop a roof as U.S. artillery slammed insurgent hideouts in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

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Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq.  (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
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Prosecutors Cite Misleading Testimony in Blackwater

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a witness in the criminal case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards gave misleading testimony to a grand jury investigating the 2007 Baghdad shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and injured at least 18 others.

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Report on Iraq Invasion: Too Much Money, Too Few Results

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

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