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Iraqis Suffer Through Power Crisis

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A Sons of Iraq volunteer stands guard at a checkpoint in the Azamiyah neighborhood in northern Baghdad in September 2008. The U.S.-backed paramilitary force is credited with helping to defeat al-Qaida in Iraq. Now, its fate hangs in limbo as the U.S. withdraws its troops. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Bitterness Grows Amid U.S.-Backed Sons Of Iraq

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An Iraqi conservator repairs damaged manuscripts at the Iraqi National Library and Archives in Baghdad in December 2007. The Iraqi government is negotiating with U.S. authorities the return of millions of documents seized by U.S. troops and sent to Washington after the 2003 invasion -- including records compiled for Saddam Hussein's regime under its vast and brutal domestic spying operation. The library's director, Saad Eskander, says the return of the files is part of "the democratization of information." Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saddam's Spy Files: Key To Healing Or More Hurting?

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Iraqi Minister Resigns Over Electricity Shortages

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An Iraqi army soldier and a U.S. Army soldier stand guard during a joint patrol in Mosul in March 2009. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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As U.S. Troops Depart, Some Iraqis Fear Their Own

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An injured man is seen after a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Sunday. Twin car bombs exploded near a major square in Baghdad, killing several people and wounding dozens in the latest attack targeting a high-profile area in the capital. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Marines wait outside a building to take psychological tests in September 2009. The military assesses troops in search of clues that might help predict mental health issues. Jae C. Hon/AP hide caption

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Suicide Rivals The Battlefield In Toll On U.S. Military

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U.S. Soldier Suspected Of Leaks Tied To New Video

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Iraq's New Parliament Convenes

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As Iraq's New Parliament Meets, A Bad Rep Lingers

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Sgt. Victor Medina suffered brain damage when an IED hit his truck in Iraq. Even after he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, he found he had to fight to get adequate care. Blake Gordon/Aurora Photos hide caption

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With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Soldiers Face Battle For Care

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A U.S. soldier drags a tent as his unit prepares to leave its base northeast of Baghdad. U.S. troop levels will be cut in half, to 50,000, by Aug 31. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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At U.S. Bases In Iraq, The Fire Sale Is On

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Michelle Dyarman, a former major in the Army reserves, was involved in two roadside bomb attacks and a Humvee accident in Iraq in 2005 that left her with serious cognitive problems. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Military Still Failing To Diagnose, Treat Brain Injuries

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, seen here in August 2009, remains confident his alliance will retain the premiership despite finishing second in the election. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Results Certified, Iraqi Parties Jockey For Control

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