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At Least Six Dead After Tornadoes Tear Through North Texas

A series of tornadoes ripped across north Texas on Wednesday night, killing six people and injuring dozens of others. The strongest tornado hit the city of Granbury with winds approaching 200 mph. Rescue crews were going door-to-door on Thursday searching for survivors.
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Emails Track How Erroneous Benghazi Talking Points Emerged

The White House's release of e-mails this week was intended to settle questions regarding the administration's response to the attack on the Benghazi consulate in September. But while some questions may have been laid to rest, others remain and will feed a critical story line.
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DOJ Report Details Lapses In Witness Protection Program

A new report from the Justice Department's watchdog points to several lapses in the government's witness protection program. The most significant are that U.S. Marshals at one point lost track of two known or suspected terrorists; and that some witnesses inadvertently were not placed on a no-fly list and flew using new identities. The FBI says there are no known current threats from any witnesses.
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Strict Firewall Exists Between IRS And White House

Audie Cornish talks to Marcus Owens, former director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service. The division is the same one under scrutiny for targeting conservative groups. He talks about the IRS's vetting process in determining tax exempt status and where they may have gone wrong.
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Obama Responds To Questions On IRS, Benghazi, AP Phone Logs

President Obama met reporters briefly on Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, but the American side of the news conference was all about domestic controversies involving the IRS and the Justice Department.
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Senators Lead Push To Change Military's Sexual Assault Policy

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is sponsoring legislation cracking down on sexual assault in the military.
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House Republicans Take Another Stab At Repealing Obamacare

The House held a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act — again. This time it was to make freshman Republicans happy by giving them a vote to take home.
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A 'Wake-Up Call' To Protect Vulnerable Workers From Abuse

For decades, a turkey-processing company housed intellectually disabled men in squalid conditions, subjecting them to physical and emotional abuse while paying them $2 per day. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently won a huge judgment against the company.

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