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Abu Adel, originally from Nassariya in southern Iraq, has lived in Kirkuk since the 1980s. He says plainclothed men have harassed him, demanding his papers and asking why he hasn't left Kirkuk. Arabs like Abu Adel, lured north in the 1980s with promises of housing and jobs, are now under intense pressure to move back as Kurds repopulate the area. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Archived Topic: Iraq

In Iraq, Counting Heads Is A Political Headache

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In Iraq, Counting Heads Is A Political Headache

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One of many claims rated "BarelyTtrue." PolitiFact.com hide caption

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The Message Machine

'Cookie-Cutter' Ads Dominate, Coast-To-Coast

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'Cookie-Cutter' Ads Dominate, Coast-To-Coast

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Earlier this month, President Obama announced that Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon would replace National Security Adviser James Jones. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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National Security

Donilon Steps From Behind The Scenes In New Role

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Donilon Steps From Behind The Scenes In New Role

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Leon Russell (left) and Elton John. Larry Busacca hide caption

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Music Interviews

Elton John And Leon Russell Reunite On 'The Union'

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Elton John And Leon Russell Reunite On 'The Union'

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Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as lonely boy Owen in Let Me In, the 2010 remake of a Swedish vampire thriller, Let the Right One In. Saeed Adyani/Overture Films hide caption

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The Real Fears That Fuel Scary-Movie Season

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Thousands of demonstrators rallied in London this fall against harsh austerity measures unveiled Wednesday by the British government. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Could Drastic Euro-Style Spending Cuts Happen Here?

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Sideline Viewers: More and more football fans are passing on watching the game from the stadium and instead are cheering on their favorite teams from their sofas. gchutka/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

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Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

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