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US April Death Toll In Iraq Reaches Total For All Of March...

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Bitter rivalry between two powerful clans for leadership of Iraq's Shiite Muslims snarled efforts Tuesday to agree on the next prime minister, the key issue that is blocking a national unity government. Meanwhile, the U.S. military reported the deaths of five more soldiers, including three killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing north of the capital.

The latest casualties raised the U.S. death toll so far this month to at least 31 -- the same for all of March, according to an Associated Press count.

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