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Defiant Benghazi committee Democrats to release witness transcripts 12:58pm EDT

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The Democratic minority on a U.S. congressional committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, Libya, intend to defy the committee's Republican leaders by releasing the transcript of a closed-door interview with a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton, they said on Monday.

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Chaffetz challenge deepens House Republicans' disarray

WASHINGTON - Jason Chaffetz, a rising star among congressional Republicans, on Sunday declared a bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, complicating further an internal party struggle to replace John Boehner when he steps down.

04 Oct 2015

Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest".

Iraq, Libya 04 Oct 2015

Supreme Court tackles hot social issues as 2016 election looms

WASHINGTON - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers and voting rights, and could add major cases involving abortion and birth control.

U.S., 04 Oct 2015

Clinton gets endorsement of largest U.S. labor union

- U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has been vying with challenger Bernie Sanders for the support of organized labor, scored a win on Saturday with an endorsement from the National Education Association, a huge teachers union.

U.S. 03 Oct 2015