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Monday  March 1, 2004

Pentagon alerts 18,000 more citizen-soldiers to prepare for duty in Iraq - 3/1/04 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 18,000 National Guard soldiers from four major units have gone on alert for likely deployment to Iraq late this year or in early 2005, the Pentagon said Monday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 3/1/04 5:12 PM
As of Monday, March 1, 547 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 378 died as a result of hostile action and 169 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
New constitution in Iraq replaces presidential strongman with checks and balances - 3/1/04 4:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Under the interim constitution approved Monday, Iraq will be a federalist state with two official languages, a prime minister who runs the country's daily affairs and a president who can launch a war -- but only with the approval of parliament.
Pentagon alerts four major National Guard units to prepare for duty in Iraq - 3/1/04 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 18,000 National Guard soldiers from four major units have been placed on alert for likely deployment to Iraq late this year or in early 2005, the Pentagon announced on Monday.
Killing of video store owner underlines concerns over religious vigilantes in Iraq's second-largest city - 3/1/04 2:29 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Hoda Abdulkarim Abbas dressed modestly and wore a headscarf. But when she was gunned down in front of her video shop, neighbors suspected religious vigilantes.
Forming a transitional government is the next step toward Iraqi sovereignty - 3/1/04 1:56 PM
Q: Now that Iraq has an interim constitution, what's the next step before the Iraqis assume power?
Statement attributed to Iraqi insurgents vows to only attack Iraqis who help American forces - 3/1/04 12:52 PM
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- In a statement attributed to rebels fighting the U.S.-led occupation, insurgents pledged not to attack Iraqi police unless they help coalition forces.
Pentagon alerts four major National Guard units to prepare for duty in Iraq - 3/1/04 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four major Army National Guard units have been placed on alert for possible deployment to Iraq late this year or in early 2005 as part of a larger force rotation, officials said Monday.
Mrs. Bush working on setting up children's medical center in Iraq - 3/1/04 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Laura Bush is pushing a $100 million children's medical center she hopes will be built in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
Coalition official: Interim constitution to be signed this week - 3/1/04 11:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders must still decide on the form of a new government to take power June 30 despite approval of an interim constitution at the end of a protracted and sometimes stormy debate, officials said Monday.
Polish soldiers open fire on bus; U.S. troops fire on car - 3/1/04 11:48 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Polish soldiers opened fire on a bus full of Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Iran after it failed to stop at a checkpoint Sunday, witnesses said. Ten people were hurt, including eight Iranian pilgrims, a Polish soldier and member of the Iraqi security forces, they said.
U.S. coalition official says Iraq's interim constitution to be signed this week - 3/1/04 9:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi politicians agreed early Monday on an interim constitution with a wide ranging bill of rights and a single chief executive, bridging a gulf between members over the role of Islam in the future government, coalition and Iraqi officials said.
Large explosion heard in central Baghdad - 3/1/04 5:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A large explosion was heard Monday in central Baghdad and appeared to have come from the vicinity of the headquarters of the U.S. occupation authority.
Iraqis said to reach agreement on text of interim constitution - 3/1/04 3:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi politicians agreed on the draft of an interim constitution early Monday, reaching a compromise on the role of Islam and putting off the details of Kurdish autonomy.
AP Interview: Al-Sistani aide says no mandate to enforce strict Islamic lifestyle - 3/1/04 1:45 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- An aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shiite Muslim cleric, said that even in an Islamic state, people should be free to decide if they drink alcohol or if women should wear veils.
Military drills troops to keep mind on the job in Iraq, while readying them for return home - 3/1/04 1:40 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- With only weeks before thousands of war-weary American soldiers return home, the U.S. military is reminding them to stay focused on Iraq's lingering threats while preparing them for reintegration with their families and communities.

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