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Crisis in Iraq

U.S. drones hunt for insurgents as Iraqi leaders discuss a new government

Armed U.S. drones began flying over Iraq on Thursday as the Shiite-led government held meetings on who should head a new government and tackle a Sunni extremist insurgency. For the first time, even members of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's party are suggesting he should be replaced. Shiites are taking up arms across Iraq in a bid to halt advances by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Read more at The New York Times.