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  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) shakes hands with U.S. Marines based in Baghdad during his visit to the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital on Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

    Sensitive security vetting at U.S. Embassy in Iraq is turned over to troubled State Department

    Battered by scandals surrounding security failures in Benghazi and allegations of criminal activity by diplomats, the State Department is taking over the sensitive process by which background checks are given to locals hired to work at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the largest and most expensive diplomatic post in the world.

  • **FILE** An Iraqi army soldier closes the door of a cell in Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad on Sept. 2, 2006, after the Iraqi government took over control from U.S. forces. (Associated Press)

    $5M paid to Iraqis over Abu Ghraib abuse

    A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007.

  • An Iraqi man inspects a destroyed liquor store after a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    U.S. review finds Iraq deadlier now than a year ago

    Frequent bombings, assassinations and a resurgence in violence by Shiite militias have made Iraq more dangerous now than it was just a year ago, a U.S. government watchdog concludes in a report released Saturday.

  • Injured Iraqis receive treatment at a hospital in Tikrit, Iraq, after a suicide bomb attack that left more than 50 dead in this image taken from TV Tuesday,  Jan. 18. 2011. (AP Photo/Salah Al-Din via APTN)

    Iraq's security berated after 52 die in bombing

    A suicide bomber killed 52 people among a crowd of police recruits in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday, shattering a two-month lull in major attacks and spurring calls to keep the U.S. military in Iraq beyond 2011.

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