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President Bush made an unannounced visit to Baghdad Sunday to say thanks to the US troops, meet with Iraqi leaders, and herald a security pact reached last month that calls for US forces to withdraw by the end of 2011. The brief trip marked Bush's fourth visit to Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion.

Northeast utility crews worked Sunday to restore power to 800,000 customers in the region after an ice storm late last week left 1.4 million people in the dark. In hard-hit New Hampshire, officials said it could take until Thursday to restore power.

Scandal-saddled Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) of Illinois might step down Monday according to insider reports, Lisa Madigan, the state's attorney general, told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. On Saturday he met with Ed Genson, a Chicago criminal lawyer. Genson said a "mutual decision" will be made as to whether he defends Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to sell President-elect Obama's vacated Senate seat, among other "pay to play" schemes.

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