BAGHDAD, Iraq - By early Friday night, families here were hunkered around their televisions, nervously awaiting the election results that would come hours later. In the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, thousands packed into a shopping mall courtyard and stood before a massive screen, shouting for the victory of their candidate: "Shada! Shada!"
Hassoun might seem an unlikely ambassador for Iraq, because she's never been t
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