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New Iraqi Council Meets as Violence Continues

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New Iraqi Council Meets as Violence Continues

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New Iraqi Council Meets as Violence Continues

New Iraqi Council Meets as Violence Continues

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A new Iraqi "governing council," comprised of 25 members from diverse political and ethnic backgrounds, holds its first formal meeting to select a leader. The council's first tasks include strengthening security and resuming services. Meanwhile, the U.S. military launches its fourth offensive in central Iraq, and an American soldier is killed in a grenade attack. Hear NPR's Kate Seelye.