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US to Host Pledging Conference for Iraq

The United States will host a pledging conference next month to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to help Iraqis return to normal life. The State Department said Wednesday that the events in Fallujah — where Iraqi forces are succeeding in taking back the city from Islamic State — are the most recent reminder of the toll that the war is taking on vulnerable civilians. The U.S. will co-sponsor the conference with Canada, Germany and Japan on July 20. Washington said it planned to...

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