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Iraqi Parliament Chooses Kurd as President

The Iraqi National Assembly agrees on a president and two vice presidents during its third meeting, breaking weeks of deadlock. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani is the new Iraqi president; a Shiite and Sunni were chosen as the two vice presidents.

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Philip Reeves
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.