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Jan. 23, 2013

10 Surprising Facts About the NRA That You Never Hear

The NRA is front and center in the gun control debate. Whether or not you support them, here are 10 facts about the organization that you probably don't know.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Porn Site Allows Ex-Lovers to Get Their Revenge Online: How They're Getting Away With It

A legal battle is brewing in Texas over a suit against a revenge porn website which posts explicit photos of women without their consent, and GoDaddy.com. But just who is culpable here?
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Jan. 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton Exposed Lying in Benghazi Hearings

Hillary Clinton was asked on Wednesday about the White House official story that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Her response: "so what?"
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Jan. 23, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: LIVE Updates On India Gang Rape Case

The world's largest democracy has finally started to have a discussion about women's rights and cultural change. Follow along here for continual updates.
Jan. 23, 2013

5 Reasons You Should Go Backpacking Before You Turn 30

Quit taking your terrible job so seriously, and get out of the country while you still have the time and the money. Here's why you can't pass up this opportunity.
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Jan. 23, 2013

YouTube Video: Hillary Clinton And Rand Paul Spar At Benghazi Hearings, Paul Looks Ridiculous

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) attacked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Benghazi incident hearings today, but made himself look pompous and self-inflated.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Obama's Gun Control Plan in Congress Will Need a Supermajority to Pass

Obama's gun control plan will likely need 60 votes in the Senate to pass as-is. It's going to set off a huge political fight.
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Jan. 23, 2013

This Heroic 11-Year-Old Girl Just Stood Up to President Obama For Trans People Everywhere

After President Obama's historic inaugural speech, an 11-year-old trans girl took it upon herself to point out who the commander-in-chief overlooked.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Sandy Hook Truthers: How Conspiracy Theorists Perceive the World

Belief in conspiracies reinforces ones own political narrative and offers a sense of self-importance in possessing a “knowledge” that others refuse to accept. Sandy Hook is the latest example.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Rand Paul Confronts Hillary Clinton Over Benghazi, Says He Would Have Fired Her

Hillary Clinton appeared before a Senate committee to testify about the Benghazi incident. She blasted senators for harping on the timeline of events.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Illinois is the Poster Child Of the Failures Of Progressive Policies

From union greed to gun control to out-of-control spending, Illinois provides many lessons for America on how progressive policies fail to reduce gun violence, improve education or fight poverty.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: India Gang Rape Trial, Verma report

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
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Jan. 23, 2013

War With Iran: 5 People That Would Benefit From An Israeli Strike On Iran

As the drumbeat of war continues, it's a good time to look at those who would actually benefit from going to war with Iran.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Rising Mercury Levels in Our Food Is Grave Cause For Concern

It is likely that the problems posed by rising mercury levels in the oceans and our seafood have still yet to surface.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Do Millennials Care Only About Making Money?

Are we a generation of get rich quick? Studies show it's true, but it's quite a hefty insult to an entire generation given our unique relationship with money, the economy, and our ideals.
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Jan. 23, 2013

America Refuses to Condemn a Terrorist Monument in Serbia

The Serbian government moved to take down an Albanian monument commemorating a terrorist group. Serbia faced international backlash, but why not call out the Albanians?
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Jan. 23, 2013

Tiger Woods Cites High Taxes For Leaving California, Backing Phil Mickelson's Comments

Tiger Woods' and Phil Mickelson's stance on California's high tax rates may be the beginning of a state-wide exodus among high-income earners
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Jan. 23, 2013

Lady Gaga White House Ball 2013 YouTube Video: Watch Gaga Perform at Obama's Inauguration

Watch Lady Gaga perform for the White House staff on Tuesday to close the celebrations for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
Jan. 23, 2013

I Haz Music: Choosing a Musical Genre to Define Millennials

Generation X was defined by rock, but what is our generation musically defined by? Let's take a look at the cultural stamp of the millennial generation.
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Jan. 23, 2013

After Lone Star College Shooting in Texas, GOP Rushes to Legalize Even More Guns

The GOP is rushing to legalize concealed carry on campuses after a shooting at a Houston school - but here's a problem: both people involved in the incident were armed.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Joe Biden vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016? Polls Show Bad News For Vice President

An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Hilary Clinton leading over Joe Biden in terms of favorability.
Jan. 23, 2013

PolicyMic Is Looking For Culture Writers

Are you a movie lover, a music freak, or an arts and entertainment expert? PolicyMic wants to hear what you have to say!
Jan. 23, 2013

Academy Awards 2013: Shouldn't the Oscars Award Movies That People Have Actually Seen?

Oscars ratings have been down in recent years, and it's because the Academy Awards continues to focus on films that the most people haven’t seen.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Debt Ceiling Bill Passes, and Congress Votes to Pay Themselves

The GOP proposed a new bill to raise the debt ceiling for three months, and threatens to hold congressional pay if Congress can't agree on a budget.
Jan. 23, 2013

Matt Bomer White Collar: No More Pretend, Matt Bomer Is Solving FBI Cases For Real

What do Matt Bomer, 'White Collar,' and the FBI have in common? They're all teaming up to help solve some of the world's biggest unsolved art crimes.
Jan. 23, 2013

50 Shades Movie News: Barack and Michelle Obama Inspire Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Fiction

'GuestHouse Games,' a 'Fifty Shades of Grey'-inspired fan fiction features President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama exploring "their own deepest and most forbidden desires."
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Hearing: Will Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton Be a Taste Of the 2016 Presidential Debates?

Rand Paul has said he will grill Clinton over the lapses in the security during the Benghazi mission. This may be a preview of the 2016 election.
Jan. 23, 2013

Mad Men Season 6 Premiere Date: All the Details On Don Draper's April 7 Return

AMC hit show 'Mad Men' will return for Season 6 on April 7. The two-hour season premiere will be written by the show's creator Matthew Weiner. Here's what we know.
Jan. 23, 2013

Don't Trust the B In Apartment 23 Cancelled: James Van Der Beek Goes On a Twitter Rant

The show is in its second season and "will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon," according to the actor.
Jan. 23, 2013

New All-Women X Men Team May Take Strong Female Characters to a Whole New Level

Brian Wood's latest work may finally make the definitive statement against sexism in comics.
Jan. 23, 2013

Junior Seau Brain Study: CTE Scan Suggests Football Too Risky

Junior Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalothapy, caused by multiple concussions. His suicide makes us question whether football is too risky, and whether we fans are partly to blame.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Facts About the Debt Ceiling Crisis 2013

The debt ceiling is the amount of money the U.S. government can borrow to pay bills. It has nothing to do with new spending. These are simple facts.
Jan. 23, 2013

Asteroid Mining: Space Company Has Bold New Plan

Deep Space Industries, Inc. announced their plans Tuesday to explore and mine asteroids near Earth. Why their mission can benefit the advancement for space exploration.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Filibuster Reform Explained: Harry Reid Plans Major Overhaul Of Senate Rules

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is once again pushing for filibuster reform, and we'll know if it happens in the next few days.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton Cries During Benghazi Congressional Hearing (VIDEO)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cried during today's Benghazi congressional hearing. ""I stood next to President Obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets," she choked up.
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Jan. 23, 2013

No Budget, No Pay: Will This Bill Finally Force Congress to Pass a Budget?

No Budget, No Pay already failed in 2012. Congress will again fail to hold themselves accountable for the budget in 2013.
Jan. 23, 2013

Oscars 2013 Winners: Adele Will Win Best Song For 'Skyfall'

On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards will pay tribute to James Bond's films with motive of the franchise's 50th anniversary. And what a better way to celebrate than by awarding Skyfall's song?
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Jan. 23, 2013

How Old is Hillary Clinton? 65

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Senate Hearing LIVE: Senator John McCain and Hillary Clinton Go At It

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Jan. 23, 2013

Britney Spears, Tim McGraw and the 5 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013

There is a lot of new music on the horizon in 2013, and a lot of the biggest names in pop will be bringing it to us. In no particular order, here are the five most anticipated albums of the year.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Beyonce Pre Recorded National Anthem: Aretha Franklin Liked the Lip Synching

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has (sort of) come to Beyoncé's defense about the whole lip-synching fiasco. As Franklin says, 44 degrees "is just not good singing weather."
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Jan. 23, 2013

Debate Over Taxes Could Be Solved With This Simple Test

John Rawls wrote the distributive principle for economic fairness as a thought experiment. Take the test and find out what kind of society you would build.
Jan. 23, 2013

Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013: Best Halftime Shows Of the 1990s (VIDEO)

As we head into this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show, check out the best performances of the 1990s.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Timeline: Hillary Clinton Gives Her Timeline of Events at Benghazi Testimony

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's offers a timeline of events surrounding the events in Benghazi.
Jan. 23, 2013

Kobe Bryant Live Tweeted While Re-Watching His 2006 81-Point Game, and It Was Magical

On Jan 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant of the Lakers scored 81 points in a game. On Jan 22, 2013, Kobe Bryant watched the game for the first time and live tweeted his reactions. It was great.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Hillary vs. Biden 2016: Freshly Inaugurated VP Looks to the Future

As Secretary Clinton dominates the Benghazi congressional hearings, Vice President Biden networks with Democratic insiders and donors towards a potential 2016 presidential run.
Jan. 23, 2013

Oscars 2013: Why James Bond Cannot Win An Oscar

A Globe Trotting, Debonair Spy with a License to Kill? You didn't build that!
Jan. 23, 2013

Kathryn Bigelow Defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Scenes in Stephen Colbert Interview (Video)

Director Kathryn Bigelow took to the 'Colbert Report' Tuesday night to defend the portrayal of torture in her film 'Zero Dark Thirty.' Check out the interview.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Paul Ryan's New Budget Would Seek Even Deeper Cuts to Medicaid

An upcoming Republican budget purports to balance the nation's books in 10 years. However, this would require even deeper social cuts than the ones proposed by The Path to Prosperity.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Rand Paul Assails Clinton at Benghazi Hearing LIVE

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: Cutting MedicareWould Balance Budget More Than Raising Medicare Eligibility

Led by Paul Ryan, Republicans are proposing major reductions to the Medicare budget to reign in American debt. This is a flawed strategy.
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Jan. 23, 2013

McRib and Dollar Menu Revamped to Help Lagging McDonald's Sales

After their first sales decrease since 2003, McDonald's is reversing course and bringing back many favorites (old and new) to the Dollar Menu. McRibs anyone?
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benjamin Netanyahu May Have Actually "Lost" in the Israel Elections

The Israeli election results are in, and Benjamin Netanyahu will likely keep his job. But a dramatic political shift has tied his hands and will force him to compromise with the Israeli left.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Japan's Finance Minister Tells Old People to Hurry Up and Die

Japan's finance minister Taro Aso's latest comment is another entry into a career filled with ruthless comments and 47%-esque gaffes.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Hearing Rand Paul: I Would've Fired You Over Benghazi

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) grilled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the Benghazi hearing. "If I were president, I would've relieved you of your post," he said.
Jan. 23, 2013

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z's New Song 'Suit and Tie' Brings Sexy Back, Again

Justin Timberlake released the single "Suit and Tie," the first to come off his new album. The album "The 20/20 Revolution," is set for release later this year.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Russia Anti-LGBT Law: Kremlin Moves to Pass Anti-Gay Rights Law

Pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church, the law would make it illegal to provide minors with "propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism."
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Jan. 23, 2013

Debt Ceiling Vote is Stroke Of Pure Genius By GOP

The Republicans' strategic gambit to raise the debt ceiling, attach a "no budget, no pay" stipulation, and force the Senate to pass a budget resolution provides the GOP with substantial leverage.
Jan. 23, 2013

iPhone 5 May Cost Apple First Earnings Decline in a Decade

Apple is set to release its Q1 earnings report, and investors think the production (and low demand) of iPhone 5 could cause the company its first earnings decline in a decade.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Testimony LIVE: Bob Casey Thanks Clinton For Service at Benghazi Hearing

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Testimony LIVE: Barbara Boxer Comes to Clinton's Defense at Benghazi Hearing

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

The Debt Ceiling Is a Distraction From a Much More Serious Economic Problem: Spending

The debt ceiling debate fails to deal with a much larger problem: government spending. Congress may find a debt ceiling solution, but could still avoid making critical decisions on spending.
Jan. 23, 2013

Do Manners Still Matter to Millennials?

Manners count. We just have to know what they are.
Jan. 23, 2013

Sloane Stephens Pulls Off Upset Of Serena Williams At Australian Open

Sloane Stephens, a 19-year old American, defeated the struggling legend at the Grand Slam down under.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Testimony Highlights: There Was No Protest Before the Assault on Benghazi

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton's Opening Statement At the Benghazi Hearing

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Hearing Video: Clinton Addresses Mali Terrorists and Extremism Worldwide

At the Benghazi hearing, Clinton address Male extremists and terrorists around the world in this video.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Online Dating Sets Back Women By 50 Years

Women must not appear to be too intimidating by being too tall, overly educated or too advanced in sport.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Clinton Quotes from Benghazi Hearing: I Don't Do Talking Points

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Quotes From Benghazi Hearing: Clinton Addresses Whether Libya Was Able to Handle Security

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Senator's Questions at Benghazi Hearing: Risch Goes After Clinton at Benghazi Hearing

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Benghazi Hearing Video: Clinton Discusses Susan Rice's Role in Benghazi Affair

Ambassador Susan Rice is a central figure in the "Benghazi affair." Clinton addressed her role directly at the hearing.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Quotes From Benghazi Hearing: Clinton Rebukes Rand Paul and Other Senators

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Video of Clinton Choking Up At Benghazi Hearing While Talking About American Deaths

At the Benghazi hearing, Clinton started to tear up when talking about the lives that were lost on September 11, 2012 during the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Clinton Takes Responsibility For Benghazi: "I take responsibility..."

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Algeria and Benghazi Connection: Did Benghazi Attackers Take Part in Algerian Hostage Standoff?

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Inaugural Ball Photos: Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and the 10 Best Celebrity Shots

From Eva Longoria looking pretty in pink to Jay-Z wearing sunglasses inside, here are the best celeb shots from Obama's second inaugural address.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Wayne LaPierre Claims Having Principles in Gun Debate is a Bad Thing

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre is back on the offensive against gun control again, and this time he's defending "absolutism" as better than "principles."
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Jan. 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing Quotes: Describes Consoling Families at Andrews Air Force Base

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Clinton Warns of Pandoras Box: Guns Leaked Out of Libya and Into Syria, Algeria

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Jan. 23, 2013

Clinton Talks About Ambassador Chris Andrews at Benghazi Hearing

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.