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Dispatches from southern Iraq.
 
Post-Iraq war, the Pentagon is positioned to rethink US military deployments as well as priorities.
Hearing is Tuesday for a Korean journalist jailed in China while documenting a refugee rescue mission.
Gambling's costs, from bankruptcies to divorce, are increasingly part of the debate.

Returned exiles, Shiite leaders, US officials emerge to fill the void.

— 107TH BOSTON MARATHON —

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Robert Cheruiyot (left) won the Boston Marathon on Monday to give Kenya its 12th victory in 13 years. Russia's Svetlana Zakharova (right) won the women's race.
The US chief of Iraqi reconstruction, Jay Garner, arrived in Baghdad Monday and described the tasks ahead succinctly: "Everything is a challenge."
 

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