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Boyda goes to Iraq
From AP:Kansas Rep. Nancy Boyda on Friday arrived in Iraq, where she and other members of Congress hope to get a better sense of the conflict."I want to see with my own eyes the country where over 2,000 Kansans serve so bravely every day," Boyda said in a statement. "I hope to gain new insight into the war's impact on soldiers and their families."Boyda, a Democrat from Topeka, will meet with U.S. troops, visit military facilities and see firsthand "the effects of the Iraqi civil war," according to the statement from her office.Boyda is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. This is her first trip to Iraq.