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Consensus Grows as Constitutional Deadline Approaches in Iraq

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Iraq's president says the committee drafting the country's new constitution has resolved many outstanding issues and he expects the document will be ready on Sunday, a day ahead of schedule. Jalal Talabani told reporters on Saturday that discussions are now focusing on federalism and the relationship between Islam and the state. Some members of the 71-person drafting committee say most areas of disagreement have been resolved, including a preliminary deal on the distribution of oil wealth. In a separate development, residents near the western city of Ramadi are blaming U.S. troops for a shooting incident Friday outside a mosque that local officials say killed 15 people -- eight of them children. But the U.S. military says its troops were not involved in any shooting in the area.
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