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Tuesday  March 9, 2004

Four explosions heard in Baghdad; Iraqi civilian killed by U.S. mortar near Mosul - 3/9/04 11:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Scattered explosions and small arms fire were heard Wednesday morning in central Baghdad, while the U.S. military said that a mortar round fired by American soldiers in the north earlier this week missed its target and killed an Iraqi civilian.
Scattered explosions heard in Baghdad; U.S. military says Iraqi civilian killed - 3/9/04 10:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Scattered explosions and small arms fire were heard Wednesday morning in central Baghdad, while a mortar round fired by U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq missed its target earlier this week, killing an Iraqi civilian, the military said.
Tenet says Bush administration didn't misrepresent facts on Iraq - 3/9/04 9:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director George Tenet denied on Tuesday Democratic allegations that the Bush administration misrepresented facts about Iraq's weapons programs to make a case for war.
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector likens runup to Iraq war to witch hunt of past centuries - 3/9/04 9:26 PM
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on Tuesday likened the runup to the war in Iraq to a witch hunt, and argued that the subsequent failure to find weapons of mass destruction would dent the public's faith in the U.S. and British governments.
More Shiite leaders criticize new Iraqi constitution; another political fight looms - 3/9/04 9:22 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim constitution faces powerful critics: two influential ayatollahs, the leader of a Shiite party and other Iraqis who dismiss it as the work of the United States and its Iraqi allies.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 3/9/04 9:14 PM
As of Tuesday, March 9, 553 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 174 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector likens runup to Iraq war to witch hunt of past centuries - 3/9/04 8:04 PM
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on Tuesday likened the runup to the war in Iraq to a witch hunt, and argued that the subsequent failure to find weapons of mass destruction would dent the public's faith in the U.S. and British governments.
Tenet says Bush administration didn't misrepresent facts on Iraq - 3/9/04 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director George Tenet denied on Tuesday Democratic allegations that the Bush administration misrepresented facts about Iraq's weapons programs to make a case for war.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 3/9/04 4:53 PM
As of Tuesday, March 9, 553 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 174 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
More Shiite leaders criticize new Iraqi constitution; another political fight looms - 3/9/04 4:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim constitution faces powerful critics: two influential ayatollahs, the leader of a Shiite party and other Iraqis who dismiss it as the work of the United States and its Iraqi allies.
Foreign suspects in Iraqi shrine bombings released, little progress in investigation - 3/9/04 3:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- All but nine of 24 suspects in last week's deadly blasts targeting Shiite Muslim pilgrims have been released, a top U.S. military official said Tuesday. Those still in U.S. custody are Arabic speakers believed to be Iraqis.
Iraqi scientist: Iraq was 3 years away from nuclear bomb before 1991 Gulf War - 3/9/04 2:58 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Iraq was three years away from becoming a nuclear power before the 1991 Gulf War, the No. 2 Iraqi scientist on the program said Tuesday.
Powell praises approval of constitution, says next steps are up to Iraqis - 3/9/04 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Praising Iraqis' approval of an interim constitution as a historic breakthrough for the Middle East, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday there will be new difficulties down the road in the country's drive toward democracy.
Tenet won't say if he tried to cool 'superheated' U.S. rhetoric - 3/9/04 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA chief George Tenet said Tuesday he doesn't believe the Bush administration manipulated intelligence to justify war in Iraq but declined to say whether he tried to cool U.S. officials' rhetoric about the now-disputed claim Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Saddam was 3 years from having nuclear bomb before 1991 Gulf War, top Iraqi scientists tells AP - 3/9/04 10:22 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Iraq was three years away from producing a nuclear bomb before the 1991 Gulf War, the No. 2 Iraqi scientist on the secret atomic program said Tuesday, offering a rare insider's assessment.
Top Iraqi scientist: Saddam was 3 years from having nuclear bomb before 1991 Gulf War - 3/9/04 9:30 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Iraq was three years away from producing a nuclear bomb before the 1991 Gulf War, the No. 2 Iraqi scientist on the secret atomic program said Tuesday.
Shiite political leader says constitution invalid until approved by an elected legislature - 3/9/04 8:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The leader of Iraq's biggest Shiite political party on Tuesday described the nation's interim constitution as a "huge achievement" but echoed criticism by an influential Shiite cleric that parts of the document encroached on the powers of a future elected parliament.
Roadside bomb kills American soldier in Iraq - 3/9/04 7:09 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- An American soldier was killed Tuesday morning after a roadside bomb exploded while his convoy was passing by, the U.S. military said.
In Mosul, grenade goes off in government building, injuring seven - 3/9/04 4:23 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Seven people were injured Tuesday after a grenade was tossed in a building housing a local governing council, police said.
Iraq's new constitution borrows from around the world to balance competing interests - 3/9/04 1:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new interim constitution is a progressive set of laws that borrows from the federalism of Canada, the Islamic laws of Egypt, Britain's parliamentary system and America's Bill of Rights.

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