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Obama To Host Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki On Nov. 1

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President Barack Obama applauds as family members of soldiers killed in battle after he asked them to stand during a ceremony awarding the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 1 | AP
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WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to host Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Nov. 1.

The White House said in a statement Wednesday that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's visit will focus on the long-term postwar partnership between Iraq and the United States.

The White House says Obama looks forward to discussing ways to enhance cooperation with Iraq and coordinate on a range of regional issues.

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