Iraq Update: Chief Judge's Replacement Sought

Masked gunmen attacked a campaign headquarters and a political party office in Kirkuk, and the Iraqi tribunal looks for a replacement for the chief judge in former President Saddam Hussein's trial.

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And I'm Renee Montagne. By the standards of Iraq, it's been a quiet day. Mass gunmen have hacked an election headquarters and a political party office in Kirkuk. Iraqis are about to replace the judge who quit the trial of Saddam Hussein. Politicians are still waiting for their final election results. Three major political groups have been discussing who shares power and who doesn't.

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