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House Democrats protest plan for Benghazi panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats insist that a special select committee on the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, raising doubts about their participation in the election-year investigation of the Obama administration.

Obama's top advisers set to spill insider details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the next month, two of President Barack Obama's closest first-term advisers will spill insider details on the administration's handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White House's cautious response to the Syrian civil war and the genesis of clandestine talks with Iran.


GOP's point man on Benghazi is seasoned prosecutor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republicans' newest point man on the Benghazi attack, is a seasoned prosecutor determined to apply his well-honed courtroom skills to an election-year examination of the Obama administration's actions.


Regrets? She's had a few, Lewinsky says of Clinton scandal

Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern whose 1990s affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency, broke a long silence on Tuesday, saying she regretted what happened. Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, Lewinsky, 40, said it was time to stop "tiptoeing around my past -- and other people's futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story." Her affair with Clinton was one between consenting adults and the public humiliation she suffered altered the direction of her life, she wrote. Lewinsky added, "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton.


Here Comes the Bride…In Flaming Red

Unconventional brides often choose not to wear white as a rebellion against tradition. But news flash: colorful wedding gowns have been around for centuries. A new exhibit looks at the trend.


Getting Busy With Robots

Would you have sex with a robot? If you answered yes, you’re not alone.


Anti-Vaxxers Will Fuel the Next Pandemic

A whooping cough epidemic did little to turn the tide of the movement from 2011-12, according to a new study. If the threat of disease can’t change some parents’ minds, nothing will.


Hold On to Your Health Care

Big companies are flirting with dumping high-cost employees off their private health plans onto Obamacare—legally. Insurance experts to the rescue.


Stop Slut-Shaming Monica!

Sixteen years after the affair heard ’round the world, Lewinsky is back with a Vanity Fair essay. And while we’ve all forgiven Bill Clinton, we can’t seem to quit blaming his intern.


The Church’s $18M School Bus Bailout

The cash-strapped commonwealth is spending millions to fund student busing at private, mostly parochial schools—and while it might seem unconstitutional, don’t expect it to change soon.


This Simple Fix Could Have Saved MH370

The industry has known for five years how hard it is to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean, yet it’s done nothing since.


Tom’s Diner Goes Graphic

Mimi Pond’s ‘Over Easy’ is part coming-of-age story, part shrewd dissection of a boho scene, and an altogether delightful graphic novel.


The Elf Whisperer of Iceland

From the wild weather to the harsh landscape, Iceland has its fair share of mystifying phenomena. But none is more fascinating than the elves. They’re real. And this woman will save them.


How Models Get Robbed on the Runway

Models look glamorous and never less than perfect on the billboards. But they claim they’re not being paid properly for looking this fabulous—and now they’re fighting back.


The Next Great Coppola

Gia Coppola’s debut, ‘Palo Alto,’ an engaging and poetic teenage drama based on James Franco’s stories, ushers in another generation of filmmaking from the famous family.


The Banks’ ‘War’ on Porn

Several porn stars have taken to Twitter to complain that Chase has shut down their accounts, and the Department of Justice has been accused of being behind the moral policing.


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