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Shiites Test Iraq Prime Minister with Ultimatum

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Shiites Test Iraq Prime Minister with Ultimatum

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Shiites Test Iraq Prime Minister with Ultimatum

Shiites Test Iraq Prime Minister with Ultimatum

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Deadly bombings continue in Baghdad after an attack on a largely Shiite neighborhood Thursday killed more than 200 people. As the death toll rises, politicians loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have threatened to withdraw from the government if Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with President Bush next week. Christian Science Monitor reporter Scott Peterson speaks with Alex Chadwick.

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