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U.S. Embassy Attacks In North Africa Reverberate On White House Campaign

The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at the hands of extremists there quickly became an issue in the 2012 presidential race. Republican Mitt Romney accused the administration of making an "apology for America's values," and of sending "mixed messages to the world."
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McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
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Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Thrived On Tough Assignments

The ambassador always wanted to get out of the embassy and experience events firsthand. Stevens spent much of his career in North Africa and was thrilled to be in Libya at this crucial time in its history.
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Attack In Libya Threatens To Upset U.S. Ties

Ambassador Chris Stevens died Tuesday after an angry mob descended on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in protest of an amateur American film that mocks Islam. The U.S. Embassy in Egypt was also attacked, and security is on high alert in both countries.
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Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.
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U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, Killed In Libya

The U.S. State Department said its ambassador in Libya, Chris Stevens, was killed in an attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi. For more on the ambassador's life, Steve Inskeep speaks with journalist Robin Wright.
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U.S. Ambassador To Libya, Three Other Americans Killed In Benghazi Attack

The deaths came after protesters fired a rocket-propelled grenade into the consulate, and protesters in Egypt scaled the U.S. embassy walls there.
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Alaska Fisherman Rescued From Plastic Bin

When Ryan Hunter Harris' fishing boat overturned in high waves off the coast of Alaska, his crewmate got back to shore in a survival suit. Harris wasn't so lucky. He spent the next 26 hours adrift in a plastic bin used to store fish. Eventually another fishing crew picked him up.
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Gettysburg's Electric Battle Map Up For Sale

Generations of tourists saw a map at Gettysburg, Pa., 29 feet on each side, laid on a floor. The relief map features electric lights to show the battle. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says after building a new visitors' center, the National Park Service is auctioning off the map.

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