President of Iraq, 79, hospitalized after stroke

Posted: December 19, 2012 at 3:36 a.m.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani suffered a stroke and was in intensive care at a Baghdad hospital Tuesday, injecting new uncertainty into the country’s political future a year after the U.S. military left.

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