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May 8, 2013

5 Of the World's Most Elite Mercenary Armies

Who are they and who do they protect?
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May 8, 2013

7 Genetically Modified Animals That Now Glow in the Dark Thanks to Science!

These seven genetically modified animals glow in the dark thanks to science. But what are the implications of the proliferation of such genetic experiments?
May 8, 2013

The Bizarre Sleep Habits Of 8 Highly Successful People

Common knowledge tells us most people need about eight hours of sleep a night, but these famous and successful people seem to prove that wisdom wrong with their surprising sleep habits.
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May 8, 2013

Stephen Hawking Israel Boycott: 7 Celebrities Who've Done It Too

Celebrated British physicist Stephen Hawking joins the protest agains Israel's treatment of Palestinians. But he's not the only notable to have done so.
May 8, 2013

Charles Ramsey YouTube: Why Did the Cleveland Rescue Hero Go Viral?

It's probably a question you should ask yourself.
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May 8, 2013

Pakistan Election 2013: Can Sympathy For Imran Khan's Fall Turn Into Votes On Election Day?

Imran Khan's freak accident yesterday has seen many well-wishers on the street hoping for his swift recovery. Some are wondering whether this might even give him an edge on election day.
May 8, 2013

Slut-Shaming: School Dress Codes Are Biased Against Women

School dress codes really are biased against girls and insult boys in the process.
May 8, 2013

Mike Jeffries: Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Doesn't Want Fat Customers

It's his loss, but his prerogative still speaks true to the fashion world at large.
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May 8, 2013

Joe Francis: 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Shockingly Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Francis was convicted of sexual assault and false imprisonment. But even before the conviction, no one would have confused him for a do-gooder.
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May 8, 2013

Stockholm Syndrome: Was It the Reason It Took Amanda Berry So Long to Escape?

Is it possible Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight suffered from Stockholm syndrome and were emotionally beholden to their captor?
May 8, 2013

Why Are Feminists Calling the Writer Of 'The Vagina Monologues' a Racist?

Indigenous women are saying that the events such as V-Day and One Billion Rising are taking away from local events, which already exist for these women.
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May 8, 2013

This Photo From the Bangladesh Factory Rubble Will Haunt the Photographer For the Rest Of Her Life

A photo taken by a local Bangladeshi activist and photographer is the most haunting image of the factory collapse that claimed the lives of over 750 souls.
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May 8, 2013

Democracy Won't "Save" Africa, the Chinese Will

While the West wrings its hands over scenes of drought and dead children and wants to “save” Ethiopia, the Chinese see a fast growing economy with 90 million consumers and business to be had.
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May 8, 2013

Gun Control 2013: Guns and Crime is a False Correlation

Media attention and political talking points drawing correlations between guns and violent crime are not apparent in any empirical data. So why are law-abiding gun owners being held accountable?
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May 8, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Why the GOP is Cracking Down the Middle

Republicans are motivated by more than politics as the infighting over immigration continues.
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May 8, 2013

3 Most Insane Things the CIA Has Ever Done

Who else but the CIA could have come up with some of these weirdo plans?
May 8, 2013

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Series: Will Derrick Rose Play, Leading the Bulls to a Historic Upset?

As a banged-up Bulls team beat the odds — and the Miami juggernaut — in Game 1, I watched with a mix of pride and shared pain. God, why didn’t this end valiantly in Brooklyn?
May 8, 2013

'Parks and Recreation' Season 5 Finale: 5 Feminist Moments Of the Season

In honor of the season finale of "Parks and Recreation," let's revisit the top five feminist moments of season five.
May 8, 2013

Ann Curry: Her Firing Should Not Be More Important Than Her Journalism

The "Today" show's drama is back in the spotlight with the release of a new book on morning TV.
May 8, 2013

Lauryn Hill 'Neurotic Society': Listen and Compare to Mariah Carey's '#Beautiful'

Carey's "#Beautiful" and Hill's "Neurotic Society" were both released this week. Which song is better? We're going with Mariah, but listen for yourself and decide.
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May 8, 2013

Stephen Hawking Israel: No, the Author Of "A Brief History Of Time" Doesn't Hate Jews

Challenging the folks who label any criticism of Israel as "anti-Semitic" will help us protect academic freedom and encourage open discussions in the public sphere.
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May 8, 2013

Facebook Privacy: Does the FBI Need a Warrant to Read Your Cyber Messages?

The FBI and the Department of Justice think they don't need warrants to read your emails, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages. Where's your Fourth Amendment to help you now?
May 8, 2013

Top 10 Zombie-Themed Products For An Undead Economy

The CDC created a Zombie Task Force to educate the public on emergency preparedness, which could signal the zombie craze is near an end. Zombie products still drive a thriving undead economy.
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May 8, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Gun Control Failure Paves the Way For Immigration Success

With gun control out of the way, Congress may be more willing to support politically costly immigration reform.
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May 8, 2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michele Knight: Sexism, Racism Kept Cleveland Women Captive

It wasn't just a series of unfortunate oversights that led to the Cleveland women's decade in captivity. It was a pattern of treating women and people of color like lesser human beings.
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May 8, 2013

Women Activists in India Face a Brutally Sexist and Violent Twittersphere

A prominent Indian news anchor claims she's leaving Twitter because of sexist and threatening remarks, indicative of a broader environment of online abuse facing Indian women's rights activists.
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May 8, 2013

James Gilkerson Shootout Video: Graphic Footage Shows Last Seconds Of Crazed Gunman

A dashboard video of James Gilkerson opening fire on police has been released. Gilkerson showcased many of the worst elements of the fringe right wing anti-government survivalist mentality.
May 8, 2013

Mainstream Feminism Has Alienated a Lot Of Women, and This Needs to Stop

When women complain of feeling ostracized, sidelined, and omitted from feminism, we cannot dismiss them with a wave of our hand in the name of unity.
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May 8, 2013

Euro Zone Crisis: If Austerity in Spain Isn't Eased Up, There Will Be Terrifying Instability

Spain, the fourth largest economy of the Eurozone, has reached staggering 55.7% unemployment on those under 25. It needs every compromise it can get on deficit reduction.
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May 8, 2013

Joe Francis: 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Where Joe Francis is going, there are no girls -- only convicts -- gone wild.
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May 8, 2013

Meghan McCain Twitter: Mark Sanford Election Results Prompts Online Outrage

Can conservatives support a candidate who cheated on his wife while denying gays the right to marry? You be the judge.
May 8, 2013

Mother's Day 2013: Holiday Facts and How to Celebrate

Celebrating moms once a year isn't enough, so most sons and daughters do something to make this day truly wonderful. Here are some ways you can do that.
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May 8, 2013

The American Psychiatric Association's New ADHD Rules Are Flirting With Disaster

The American Psychiatric Association is publishing a new text redefining ADHD this month. This development is a disaster both for medicine, our children, and society.
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May 8, 2013

Ricardo Portillo: Yellow Flag Becomes Red Alert When 17-Year-Old Kills Referee

A 46-year-old referee, Ricardo Portillo, died after being punched by a player for giving him a yellow card. Though it sounds like a freak incident, violence against refs is increasing.
May 8, 2013

Tim Lambesis: Did This Rockstar Try to Plot His Wife's Murder?

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday in connection with an attempt to hire an undercover detective to murder his estranged wife.
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May 8, 2013

Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike: What Can Obama Do With the Detainees?

While Obama has again vowed to close Guantanamo Bay, Republicans in Congress have also promised to block his efforts. So what can be done with the detainees?
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May 8, 2013

Amanda Berry Rescue: Is McDonald's Exploiting the Tragedy As a PR Stunt?

The fast food chain is taking advantage of Berry's reappearance by tweeting about Charles Ramsey, the man who saved her and mentioned he was eating McDonald's when he heard her screams.
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May 8, 2013

Luigi Zingales: "There Is a Huge Potential in the U.S. Today For a Populist, Pro-Market Movement"

Author and economist Luigi Zingales discusses the threats to American capitalism today.
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May 8, 2013

Bashar Al Assad: Russia and Iran Are to Blame For Assad's Survival

Two years into the Syrian Civil War, support from Russia and Iran are the primary reason Assad has avoided the fates of other despots overthrown in the Arab Spring.
May 8, 2013

Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto: Watch Audi Commercial Starring 'Star Trek' Spocks

The actors who play Spock in "Star Trek" old and new match luxury car against luxury car in a friendly race. Who wins? The forces of cross marketing!
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May 8, 2013

Ladies: If You're Having Painful Orgasms, It May Be Because Of Your Birth Control

A new study finds that your birth control and pelvic pain during orgasm could be correlated.
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May 8, 2013

UK Gay Marriage Bill: Will David Cameron's Support Doom Conservatives?

Numerous Tories are pleading with Prime Minister David Cameron to drop the issue of gay marriage, lest the Conservatives lose more seats.
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May 8, 2013

Adam Kokesh: Armed March on D.C. Will End in Arrests and Is Beyond Idiotic

Adam Kokesh wants 10,000 people with loaded rifles to march on Washington, D.C. The problem is, the "loaded rifle" bit is illegal.
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May 8, 2013

Gun Control 2013: Bad Things Happen When Minors Use Guns

Guns that are targeted for young children are "backfiring" horribly.
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May 8, 2013

Immigration 2013: Mark Zuckerberg's PAC Pursues Reform At All Costs

What are the intentions of Zuckerberg's controversial PAC, FWD.us? A quick review suggests that most likely, it's political money at its smartest, and American politics at its most cynical.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Hearing: House Oversight Committee Set to Hear Whistleblower Testimony Wednesday Morning

Three whistleblowers from the U.S. State Department will testify Wednesday morning in the House Oversight Committee hearing on the 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi Libya.
May 8, 2013

10 Ways to Master Writing For the Web

You've heard of SEO. You know about digital content. You're up-to-date on news and politics. You've made your way to PolicyMic. What next?
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May 8, 2013

Alex Ferguson Retires: Who Will Be Manchester United's Next Manager

It truely is an end of an era. After 26 years incharge of the soccer super power, Sir Alex decides to retire.
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May 8, 2013

National Teacher Appreciation Day 2013: How Teachers Can Help Stop Bullying

May 7 is National Teacher's Day, and one oft-overlooked fact is how teachers are the front line of defense between children and bullies. Here's how they can help, and we can help them.
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May 8, 2013

Paleo Diet: Why Millennials Love Eating Like Cavemen

Young people are flocking to the Paleo diet, but its dieters don’t seem to realize the added bodily harm they can cause from avoiding carbs to the extreme.
May 8, 2013

Miami Dolphins 2013: Without a New Stadium, Will They Ever Host a Super Bowl Again?

The Florida House has decided to nix public financing for a new Dolphins stadium after a debacle surrounding previous funding for a Marlins field. But this is a grave mistake.
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May 8, 2013

Rape Prevention: 11 Million Students Becoming Allies in Fight to End Sexual Assault

Nearly 100,000 coaches at 18,500 schools will be getting the tools to dismantle rape culture.
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May 8, 2013

Judge Slams Obama For His Conservative Stance On Plan B

Judge Korman did not keep his tongue in his pocket in yesterday's hearing on emergency contracetives.
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May 8, 2013

Kerry Russia Trip: Syrian Civil War At Forefront Of Discussions With Putin

Secretary of State John Kerry was kept waiting for three hours by Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of their meeting on Tuesday.
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May 8, 2013

"Sex Superbug" Probably Isn't Coming to U.S., But You Should Still Be Careful With Your Junk

This week, reports of a "superbug" resistant to antibiotics, more deadly than AIDS - are shown to be hyperbole. But we should still pay attention to the crisis of antibiotics abuse in the US.
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May 8, 2013

South Carolina Election Result: Mark Sanford Victory Riles Up Twitterverse

His win was such a shock, some say this means Anthony Weiner can run for office again.
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May 8, 2013

Mother's Day 2013: Where's the Worst Place to Be a Mother?

The best and worst places to be a mom may surprise you.
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May 8, 2013

War With North Korea? In Shift, China Shutters Major North Korean Bank Account

China’s largest state bank closed North Korean account on Tuesday over accusations that the bank was funding Pyonyang weapons programs, indicating that relations are growing increasingly icy.
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May 8, 2013

Working Families Flexibility Act: It's Awkward How Little Flexibility It Actually Gives Workers

Everything about the Working Families Flexibility Act is fantastic, as long as you're a manager and not, you know, part of an actual working family.
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May 8, 2013

Dear College Freshmen: You're Screwed.

I’m here to tell you, your degree is worthless.
May 8, 2013

Did Glenn Beck Just Compare Someone to Hitler (Again)?

Give him 10 minutes and the bombastic commentator will compare anything to Nazi Germany or Hitler.
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May 8, 2013

Jadarrius Speights: When a 3-Year-Old Shoots Himself By Accident, What is Wrong with American Parenting?

A lack of parenting has caused gun-related violence among young children, not guns themselves.
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May 8, 2013

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli PM and Mahmoud Abbas Meet With Chinese Leaders

Netanyahu and President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas are both meeting with Chinese leaders this week, separately.
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May 8, 2013

Nigel Farage: UKIP Leader's Success Leads to Wordplay

The Brits have coined a new word to describe the United Kingdom Independence Party's triumph at the polls this week. Of course, being British, the word has to be a sexual innuendo.
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May 8, 2013

DOMA 2013: 17 Years Later, Some Things Still Haven't Changed

17 years since the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act. A lot has changed. A lot hasn't.
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May 8, 2013

Euro Crisis: Is Austerity Ending? "Nein!" Says Germany

As the rhetoric against austerity became increasingly intense, the euro zone should revise its austerity policy to tackle its long-run issues ... such as skyrocketing unemployment.
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May 8, 2013

Renewable Energy: How the Military Will Help America Become Energy Independent

The Department of Defense (DOD) is using more renewable sources of energy than ever before, and the U.S. military has the best means of advancing renewable energy.
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May 8, 2013

Nigel Farage and UKIP: Will They Convince Britons to Exit the EU?

With the choice no longer looking like one between the EU and impoverished irrelevance, many increasingly feel ready to criticize the EU’s gaping democratic deficit.
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May 8, 2013

Gun Control 2013: It's About Government Dysfunction, Not Just Principles

Gun control is often cast as a clash of principles, but 90% of Americans support expanded background checks. The bill's failure in the Senate is due to money and gridlock.
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May 8, 2013

Prostate Cancer Exams: New Test Can Tell You Whether It's Deadly Or Not

A new test for prostate cancer can tell patients whether or not their case is deadly, potentially saving thousands of men from unnecesary and stressful surgery.
May 8, 2013

Fanfic: The Online Community You May Not Know About

Everybody has their favorite book, but fanfic expands upon the universe and leaves it up to the author's imagination.
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May 8, 2013

Healthcare Spending: Why It's Out Of Control

The single greatest threat to our deficit today is our health care system.
May 8, 2013

Disney Drops Bid to Trademark Día De Los Muertos

Walt Disney Company filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on Monday to trademark "Día de Los Muertos." Within three days, they removed their filing thanks to social media outrage.
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May 8, 2013

Scott Compton: Stomped On Flag and Got $85,000 For It

We may not like it, but stomping on a flag isn't illegal.
May 8, 2013

'Ender's Game' Trailer YouTube: Watch Action-Packed Preview Here

Fighter jets explode, space crafts stretch through the upper atmosphere, and complex CGI crane shots permeate this otherwise kiddy-kid feeling action-adventure.
May 8, 2013

5 Easy Steps to Creating the NEW List Stories On PolicyMic

We've made some changes to the way you create list articles. It's guaranteed to make your life easier, and your stories more amazing.
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May 8, 2013

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: What It's Like to Eat At the World's Best Restaurant

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's news and our favorite stories from around the Web.
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May 8, 2013

Beate Zschäpe Trial: Neo-Nazis and Racism Are Alive in Germany

The pending trial against members of the NSU in Germany will shed light on how racism, violence, and xenophobia have returned to Germany in the 21st century.
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May 8, 2013

Pat Brady: Illinois GOP Chairman Resigns Over Vitriolic Attacks From Anti-Gay Marriage Groups

Pat Brady, Illinois Republican Party Chairman and supporter of gay marriage, stepped down on Tuesday after savage attacks from fellow Republicans following his support of marriage equality.
May 8, 2013

Howard Kurtz Fired: Given Lack Of Standards, He'll Live to Pundit Another Day

Howard Kurtz is not alone. Plenty of pundits make major errors, but the real question is, who is calling them out?
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May 8, 2013

Mother's Day 2013: Komen's "Make Mom Proud" Campaign is Par For the Shady Course

With the Komen Foundation gearing up for several Mother's Day events, make sure you know the facts about the organization before donating.
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May 8, 2013

UNICEF Wants You To Know That Likes Don't Save Lives

"We like likes, and social media could be a good first step to get involved, but it cannot stop there. Likes don't save children's lives. We need money to buy vaccines for instance."
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May 8, 2013

Why You Should Want Negative Coworkers

We may cringe when our negative colleagues open their mouth, but they might just help us improve ourselves.
May 8, 2013

Can 21st-Century Feminists Find Common Ground With a 1st-Century Feminist?

The Apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, is often maligned as being anti-woman, but this is simply not true.
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May 8, 2013

Was Benghazi a Cover Up? What We Know So Far

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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May 8, 2013

Who is Mark Thompson? The Republican's Key Witness For Benghazi

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony LIVESTREAM

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Bengazi Testimony: Fireworks Go Off In the Openings Statments

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Hearings: Opening Statments

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Gregory Hicks and Mark Thompson Testimony

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Bengazi Testimony: Cummings Provides Context

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Rep. Gowdy and Maloney Play Politics

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Mark Thompson Get Support From Chaffetz But is Grilled Under Norton

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Tierney Asks About Rice

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Talking Points and Budget Cuts

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Eric Nordstrom and Gregory Hicks Questioning: Questions About Interviews and Encampments

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Questions About The Security Team and Thompson's Testimony

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Jodi Arias Verdict LIVE: Jury is In

The jury in the Jodi Arias murder trial has reached a verdict. It will be broadcast right here at 4:30pm Eastern Time.
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May 8, 2013

Benghazi Testimony: Emerging Lines of Future Questioning

Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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May 8, 2013

Jodi Arias Guilty

Jodi Arias has been found guilty by a jury of eight men and four women in Phoenix, Arizona.