Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Front-page, above-the-fold lead story in today's print USA Today:

Postwar deaths match war toll

WASHINGTON — With the confirmation Monday of the 276th U.S. military death in Iraq, the Pentagon passed an unpleasant milestone.

The fatality brought the number of dead since President Bush declared major combat over on May 1 to 138, equal to the number who died during the war....

AP notes that the "post"-war death toll is actually 139 -- more than the death toll "during" the war.

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