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Iraq Assembly Elects Sunni Muslim as Speaker

Iraq's national assembly elects a Sunni Muslim as its speaker. The selection of Hajim al-Hassani ends weeks of stalemate between Kurds and Shiites. Now, the legislative body is focusing on choosing a president and prime minister -- and then a cabinet.

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.