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Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil....

Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

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RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts....

Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's oil minister says Russia's Lukoil-led group has begun pumping oil from the massive West Qurna-2 oil field in southern Iraq....

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