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Chronology: The Benghazi Attack And The Fallout

A look at the events surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and the controversy that followed. An independent panel has found that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" in the State Department led to inadequate security.
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Ambassador Rice Asks Not To Be Considered For Secretary Of State

She has been the target of sharp criticism from many Republicans because of what they have charged were misleading statements she made in the days after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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On 'Fiscal Cliff,' Majority Of Public Sides With Democrats, Pew Poll Says

Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said President Obama is making a "serious effort" to work with Republicans. Just 32 percent said Republicans are making a serious effort to work with the Democratic president.
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How The Rich Feel About Paying More Taxes

Many people earning more than $250,000 a year — the 2 percent — admit they can afford to pay more in taxes. However, they don't necessarily like the idea, especially when they're made to feel like skinflints even though they're already sending significant sums to Washington.
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Friday News Roundup - International

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fiscal cliff negotiations appear stuck in neutral. The Fed ties interest rates to jobless numbers. And the Michigan governor signs a “right to work” law. Diane and a panel of guests discuss the week's top domestic stories.

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Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Reflects On Time In Congress

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb has decided not to seek reelection. He talks about his decision to leave and his time in Congress with WAMU 88.5 Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey.

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D.C. Council To Question CFO In Oversight Hearing

The chief financial officer for the District will appear before the D.C. Council for an oversight hearing today, and council members are expected to raise questions about audits that have been critical of some practices of the CFO's office.

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Obama, Boehner Star In 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Of the 535 members of Congress, not many are in the loop about negotiations to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the new year. Lawmakers are waiting to see what President Obama and John Boehner come up with — and some are nervous about having to quickly vote on a bill despite misgivings.

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