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For the eighth time, an investigation will soon begin into the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed. The GOP-led House approved the formation of a select committee, which will be chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. Republicans say they will dig deeper for the truth on matters that they say have not been fully explained. Democrats say the committee is a political ploy to drum up donations for Republican candidates in the mid-term elections. Democrats had considered boycotting participation on the committee, but seven of them facing election-year challenges voted with Republicans to open the investigation. Story, 3A

The U.S. consulate was left in charred ruins by the attack that killed four in September 2012.

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The U.S. consulate was left in charred ruins by the attack that killed four in September 2012.

For the eighth time, an investigation will soon begin into the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed. The GOP-led House approved the formation of a select committee, which will be chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. Republicans say they will dig deeper for the truth on matters that they say have not been fully explained. Democrats say the committee is a political ploy to drum up donations for Republican candidates in the mid-term elections. Democrats had considered boycotting participation on the committee, but seven of them facing election-year challenges voted with Republicans to open the investigation. Story, 3A 05/08/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:39pm]
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