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Iraqis Cast Ballots Despite Threat of Violence

Iraqis braved the threat of violence to vote Wednesday, in the country's first general elections since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.Polls opened under tight security with voters choosing from among 9,000 candidates for the 328-seat parliament.Despite the massive police turnout, and a vehicle ban in Baghdad, election-related violence left at least 12 dead across the country.Security officials reported roadside bombs and suicide blasts targeting voters and polling stations in the northern...

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