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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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Obama Arrives In Iraq

President Obama arrived in Baghdad on his unannounced visit. He hopes to meet  in person with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Bad weather will prevent that and they plan to take place by telephone.

This is President Obabmas first visit to Iraq since taking office. He did visit on a couple occasions while campaigning.

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