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Insight: Iraq security forces outmatched as 'open war' returns

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The prison guards were counting inmates after the evening meal at Abu Ghraib jail when suddenly the lights went out. By the time they realized what was going on, the biggest combat operation by Iraqi insurgents in five years was under way.Full story

Syria's Kurds mobilize to fight al-Qaida groups

A powerful Kurdish militia said Tuesday it is mobilizing against al-Qaida-linked rebels in northeastern Syria after a Kurdish opposition leader was killed in the area. Full story

Foreign policy continues to challenge the US

  From the turmoil in Egypt to the growing sectarian violence in Iraq, the U.S. has continued to face foreign policy challenges. The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd reports.

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Wave of car bombings in Iraq kills at least 58

Verdict likely Tuesday in WikiLeaks court-martial

Verdict in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks case to be read on Tuesday

Wave of car bombings target Iraqi Shi'ites, killing 60

Wave of car bombings targets Iraqi Shi'ites, killing 44

Bomb attack halts oil flow through Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline: Iraq officials

Warrior Walk honors fallen soldiers in Lakeland

Funeral held for Chicopee native

U.S. WikiLeaks soldier is whistleblower, not traitor -defense

Bombings and shootings kill 28 across Iraq

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  Awaiting a verdict in the Manning trial

Baher Azmy, a legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about an anticipated verdict in the Bradley Manning trial.

  Is the GOP’s hawkishness fading?

Hawkish foreign policy has been a staple of the GOP for years, but the growing Libertarian wing of the party is causing more divides within partisan lines. Former Obama Advisor David Axelrod and former Senate Republican candidate Carly Fiorina discuss with Hardball host Chris Matthews.

  A forgotten war in Iraq

NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, joins The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd to talk about Iraq’s civil war.

  Al Qaeda group claims Abu Ghraib prison attack

Al Qaeda linked militants in Iraq staged an assault on Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison freeing hundreds of militants from their cells. NBC’s Richard Engel reports. 

  Iraq in civil war; more than 250 killed in 10 days

Car bombs, ambushes, and gunfights have killed more than 250 in Iraq in a little over a week, while attackers freed hundreds of militants from Abu Ghraib prison on Sunday. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

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