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State Dept. Influence in Iraq Expected to Expand

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State Dept. Influence in Iraq Expected to Expand

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State Dept. Influence in Iraq Expected to Expand

State Dept. Influence in Iraq Expected to Expand

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John Negroponte was sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq Wednesday, a week before the U.S. occupation authority shuts down. For the State Department, which has largely been sidelined in the Washington policy debates on Iraq, the ceremony marked the expanded influence it is expected to have in a sovereign Iraq. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.