Roundup Of Saddam Loyalists Stokes Sectarian Fears
By: Kelly McEvers //
October 31, 2011
As U.S. troops pull out of Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is on a campaign to arrest and fire hundreds of former loyalists of Saddam Hussein. Maliki says it's an effort to prevent an elaborate coup attempt. But some Iraqis say Maliki is just making excuses to shore up power, positioning himself to become the next dictator.
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Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
The IRS has admitted it flagged tax-exemption requests from groups with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names starting in 2010. But some liberal groups and journalism organizations say their applications also faced long delays during the same period.
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