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Iraq's manual recount brings little change to election results

AMMAN, Jordan - Three months after Iraq's parliamentary elections, the long-awaited results of a recount are in, and the faction allied with Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a once implacable U.S. foe turned nationalist leader, is still in the lead.

Al-Sadr's bloc, known as Sairoon, which means "marching to reform," kept

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