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U.S. Officials Slow to Accept Baghdad 'Mayor'

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U.S. Officials Slow to Accept Baghdad 'Mayor'

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U.S. Officials Slow to Accept Baghdad 'Mayor'

U.S. Officials Slow to Accept Baghdad 'Mayor'

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U.S. officials in Iraq discount Mohammed Mohsen al-Zubaidi's claim to be the mayor of Baghdad. Zubaidi says he was elected by a group of clerics, academics and tribal leaders — and he says he's in frequent contact with U.S. military commanders. NPR's Scott Simon reports.

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