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Contractor Bilked U.S. on Iraq Work, Federal Jury Rules

Two Army veterans and their company cheated the U.S. government on a contract to furnish Iraq with a new currency in 2003 and should pay more than $10 million in assorted damages, a federal jury in Alexandria ruled yesterday. (Washington Post)

IRAQ NEWS

Suicide Bomber in Falluja Kills 11

A suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint manned by U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in the former Sunni stronghold of Falluja on Friday, killing at least 11, including five police, police said. (Reuters)

At Least Nine Killed in Baghdad Explosions

Military Reports Deaths of Two Marines, One Soldier. (AP)

Iraq Won't Use Abu Ghraib After US Quits Jail

Iraqi authorities have no intention of continuing to use Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison after the U.S. military ends operations there in the next few months, Iraq's justice minister said on Friday. (Reuters)

Video: Fight to Save Kidnapped Journalist

U.S. Sets Plans to Aid Iraq in Civil War

U.S. military will rely primarily on Iraq's security forces to put down a civil war in the country if one breaks out. (Washington Post)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Al Qaeda's Web of Terror

Terror Group Increasingly Using Internet to Connect, Plan and Execute Attacks. (ABC News)

Thailand: A New Destination for Professional Jihadists

Tired of Aceh, Afghanistan, Algeria, Chechnya, and Kashmir as places to do a spot of "Jihad"? Feeling that Iraq may be a shrinking market for terrorism while Pakistan is proving more difficult to destabilise than commonly thought? (Asharq al Awsat)

Mullahs and Americans Mingle In Afghan Cafe Culture

Mullahs and Americans mingle in Kandahar's new busy coffee shop. (The Guardian)

StratFor Analysis: The Death of the U.N. Norms

In his first report on issues relating to the human-rights obligations of businesses, U.N. Special Representative John Ruggie effectively negated three years of work on a code of conduct by the U.N. Human Rights Commission -- and simultaneously carved out a conceptual role for the United Nations in regulating the activities of multinational corporations. (Strategic Forecasting)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Ellen Gustafson of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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