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Saturday  March 6, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 3/6/04 6:57 PM
As of Friday, March 5, 550 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 379 died as a result of hostile action and 171 died of non-hostile causes, the department said. The department did not provide an update Saturday.
U.S. investigation into slayings of four Iraqis in taxi ends with no culprits found - 3/6/04 4:14 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military closed an investigation into the January killings of four Iraqis whose deaths were blamed on American troops, saying it couldn't find the culprits, the Army said Saturday.
Under U.S. watch, Iraq warms to former enemy Iran - 3/6/04 1:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With the ouster of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has begun a new friendship with Shiite Iran, a move that upends decades of U.S. policy that sought to keep the two Persian Gulf nations apart.
Ten coalition soldiers injured; Shiites continue talks with leader on interim constitution - 3/6/04 1:13 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers opened fire on a truck packed with explosives Saturday, killing the driver, and three Americans were wounded when the truck crashed on a bridge and exploded.
Snag over constitution shows that power is shifting in Iraq as the end of the occupation nears - 3/6/04 12:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The snag over signing Iraq's interim constitution shows how power is shifting here, with Washington's ability to sway events diminishing as the June 30 deadline for the end of the U.S.-led occupation nears.
President, on radio, lauds Iraqi constitution despite signing delay - 3/6/04 10:11 AM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush on Saturday hailed a new interim constitution as "excellent progress" toward democracy in Iraq, painting an upbeat picture that ignored the cancellation of Friday's scheduled signing of the document.
Shiites consult with top cleric to resolve constitution dispute, say signing likely on Monday - 3/6/04 8:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite politicians consulted with Iraq's top cleric Saturday to resolve a dispute that wrecked the signing of an interim constitution. The head of the Iraqi Governing Council said he thought the document would be signed Monday.
Blix says that Blair lacked 'critical thinking' in run-up to Iraq war - 3/6/04 8:42 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair lacked "critical thinking" in the run-up to the Iraq war, former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said in an interview published Saturday.
Four British soldiers wounded in firefight in southern Iraq - 3/6/04 6:57 AM
AMARAH, Iraq (AP) -- Four British soldiers were wounded after being fired on with handguns and rocket-propelled grenades during a three-hour firefight in southern Iraq, coalition officials said.
Some Shiites blame traditional enemies Wahhabis for latest atrocities - 3/6/04 6:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Some Iraqi Shiites suspect this week's deadly bombings of pilgrims may have been the work of Wahhabis, traditional enemies who consider Shiites heretics and whose warrior ancestors often raided their holy cities during two centuries of animosity.
Statement by Iraqi Governing Council after signing of interim constitution postponed - 3/6/04 4:00 AM
After months of in-depth discussion and dialogue, the Governing Council reached unanimous agreement to pass an Administrative Law for Iraq in the transitional phase. There is widespread consensus among Governing Council members on the law. But in the past few days a constructive dialogue took place regardi ...
Four coalition soldiers wounded in firefight in southern Iraq - 3/6/04 3:52 AM
AMARAH, Iraq (AP) -- Four coalition soldiers were wounded after being fired on with handguns and rocket-propelled grenades during a three-hour firefight in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday.
Failure to agree on constitution deals major blow to morale of Iraqis - 3/6/04 3:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- It was supposed to provide a ray of hope to a wounded nation, but instead it caused it more pain.

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