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By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA<
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq' parliament on Thursday voted to dismiss the Kurdish governor of the ethnically-mixed Kirkuk province, in a move that could escalate tensions ahead of a planned Kurdish referendum on independence.