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Violence, Political Rifts Erupt in Iraq

Thunderous blasts from at least three car bombs reverberated across Baghdad on Wednesday.

One struck a fuel station, enveloping at least 50 people in a fireball; another hit a popular ice cream parlor — leaving at least 60 dead and wounded.

Also Wednesday, the country's main Sunni political alliance carried through on a threat to withdraw from the government.

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Jamie Tarabay
After reporting from Iraq for two years as NPR's Baghdad Bureau Chief, Jamie Tarabay is now embarking on a two year project reporting on America's Muslims. The coverage will take in the country's approx 6 million Muslims, of different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and the issues facing their daily lives as Americans.