Iraq’s Shiite politicans wrangle over prime minister choice

By Loveday Morris, Liz Sly, June 27, 2014

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s leading Shiite politicians, divided over who should steer the country, wrangled over their nomination for prime minister as evidence emerged Friday that Islamist insurgents executed at least 160 captives earlier this month as part of their savage blitz now threatening the future of the state.

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