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Convenient Timing

US and British authorities had a significant disagreement over when to move in on the [liquid bombers] … A senior British official … said British police were planning to continue to run surveillance for...

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Reuters’s Helpful Home Cooking Tips

An explosive chemical called triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, can be put together with sulfuric acid, found in some drain cleaners, hydrogen peroxide, a medical disinfectant and hair bleach, and acetone, found in nail polish...

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Private Enterprise

The Bush Administration has paid Blackwater more than $320 million since June 2004 to provide “diplomatic security” services globally … Six years ago the government paid Blackwater less than $250,000 … According to the...

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A River Runs Through It

Israeli bombing has knocked out irrigation canals supplying Litani River water to more than 10,000 acres of farmland and 23 villages in southern Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley … The damaged or broken facilities...

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Back Once Again, the Renegade Sadr

More people in Baghdad are being killed by Shiite death squads than by al-Qaeda and Sunni insurgents … “The conflict here is transitioning from an insurgency against us to a struggle for a division...

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Post-Colonial Partition Playbook

Leaders of Iraq’s powerful Shiite Muslim political bloc have begun aggressively promoting a radical plan to partition the country as a way of separating the warring sects. Some Iraqis are even talking about dividing...

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Diplomatic Impotence

Since U.S. forces captured Baghdad without a serious fight in spring 2003, fear of America’s military might has melted away as its soldiers and Marines have been unable to control the insurgency or stem...