Haider al-Abadi, in Washington for a summit on countering jihadists in Syria and Iraq, said he expects the Trump administration to support Iraq as it repels the militants and rebuilds liberated cities.
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Carol Morello is the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the State Department. She previously wrote about demographics and the census. She has worked at the Washington Post since 2000. Before that, she was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and USA Today. She grew up in central Michigan (hold up your hand, it’s just left of the thumb) and has never shaken the feeling that she’s at heart a small town girl.