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Today: Sunni vs. Sunni. Stalin's Comeback.

Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Josef Stalin's image is making a comeback in Russia, and a Vatican tribunal will judge bishops accused of shielding abusive priests. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Sunni vs. Sunni It's hard to overstate Islam's Shiite-Sunni rivalry in Iraq. President Obama's planned new training camp harks back to the "Anbar Awakening," when the U.S. paid Sunni tribal fighters to help defeat Sunni radicals in the key -- and largely Sunni -- Anbar province. Then, as now, government Shiite militias had no credibility in Anbar and stood no chance. Can it...

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