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  • Under pressure, Obama administration files first charges in Benghazi attack

    The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khatallah, the first indictment in last year's deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi — signaling a shift in a case whose political undertones have roiled the Obama administration over the past 11 months.


  • ** FILE ** The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was gutted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack by Islamic extremists. (Associated Press)

    Emails reveal how accuracy was scrubbed out of Benghazi 'talking points'

    As the hour grew late on the night of Sept. 14, the White House wanted to make one thing clear to the State Department and the CIA as the three collaborated on what would come to be known as the Benghazi "talking points," designed to be used by Congress and administration officials to explain what had happened three days earlier at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.


  • ** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

    Justice Department hiring request fuels bias complaints; 44 civil rights lawyers sought

    Questions have surfaced over a Justice Department plan to hire 44 more attorneys for its Civil Rights Division, which has been accused of bias by members of Congress and been described in a government report as having deep ideological differences that have fueled disputes harmful to its operation.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during his lecture to students at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa, Pool)

    Secretary of State John Kerry promises GOP answers on Benghazi

    Saying "I don't think anybody lied to anybody," Secretary of State John F. Kerry promised Wednesday to appoint a special liaison to dispel Republican lawmakers' lingering suspicions over the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.


  • ** FILE ** Carry teams move transfer cases of the remains of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, from a transport plane during a ceremony Sept. 14, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, marking the start of congressional and State Department inquiries into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. (Associated Press)

    Military retirees press Benghazi probe; 700 seek 'full accounting'

    Two groups of retired military personnel on Monday called on the House to launch a Watergate-style investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.


  • Lawmaker calls for review Justice's of Civil Rights Division

    The chairman of a House subcommittee that funds the Justice Department wants Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to call for an independent review of the department's Civil Rights Division in the wake of a government report that documented widespread abuses within the division.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

    GOP lawmakers: Obama administration blocking access to Benghazi survivors

    More than six months since the deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic post and a nearby CIA facility in Benghazi, Libya, several Republican lawmakers say they still are looking for answers and are frustrated that the White House is blocking their access to an unknown number of American survivors.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

    NASA accused of technology transfers

    One of NASA's renowned research centers has been under a four-year FBI investigation for the possible transfer of secret weapon-system technology to foreign countries, including China, two Republican congressmen have disclosed.


  • ** FILE ** In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, a Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on it as she and others gather to pay their respect to the victims of the Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate, in Benghazi, Libya. A man linked to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has been conditionally released by Tunisian authorities due to lack of evidence, his lawyer said Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

    Benghazi suspect's release spurs calls to punish Tunisia


    A Tunisian judge's decision to release the only man arrested in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has angered congressional Republicans, with one lawmaker demanding that the U.S. cut off millions of dollars in aid to newly democratic Tunisia.


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