In our news wrap Thursday, violence surged higher in Iraq, with security forces killing at least 40 people in a day. Crowds joined funeral processions as protesters denounced government corruption and economic mismanagement. Also, fires are still burning at a chemical plant in East Texas, forcing more than 50,000 people from their homes. Two explosions rocked the site at Port Neches on Wednesday.
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