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Iraq's Security Forces Cast Ballots for Parliament

Members of Iraq's security forces began voting Monday in the country's first election since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in late 2011.

The security forces are voting two days ahead of the rest of Iraq for the new parliament.

The lead-up to the vote has been marred by violence with Sunni militants targeting security forces and members of the nation's Shi'ite majority.

Analysts say voters Wednesday will likely cast ballots along sectarian and ethnic lines.

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FILE - Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Chinese State Media Praise Zhou Corruption Probe

Media reports say it is likely Zhou will be expelled from party, his case transferred to the courts, where defendants have little chance of escaping conviction More