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Hillary Visits Beirut

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't rush home after her unannounced weekend trip to Baghdad. Rather, she jetted to Beirut on Sunday to meet with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman ahead of elections in that country. "We will continue to support the voices of moderation in Lebanon and we voice our ongoing support for Lebanese independence and sovereignty," Clinton told reporters, referring to the challenge of containing an empowered political organization run by Hezbollah. Clinton's visit to Iraq came after two days of violence that left 160 dead.