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Benghazi suspect enters plea ...Fighting continues in Iraq... Child dies in Philadelphia treat shop accident

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 28, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant is facing charges in a U.S. court that he took part in a conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Ahmed Abu Khattala (hah-TAH'-lah) made his initial appearance in federal court in Washington today where he pleaded not guilty.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The sectarian battle between Iraq's Shiite-led government and the predominantly Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is continuing. The Iraqi military is trying to retake the northern city of Tikrit. It's unclear what progress they're making. At the same time, officials say clashes between security forces and insurgents have killed at least 21 troops and dozens of militants.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A spokeswoman for Rita's Italian Ice says their "hearts and prayers" go out to the family of the 3-year-old girl killed when a security door fell on her at a north Philadelphia frozen treat shop this afternoon. WPVI-TV reports the child was at the Rita's Water Ice store in Brewerytown with her mother. Witnesses say a sorority and fraternity fundraiser was happening at the time.

NEW YORK (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she isn't holding out much hope that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. Pelosi visited a Border Patrol facility on the U.S.-Mexico border today. Meanwhile, immigration reform activists say they're tired of waiting for Congress to act and hundreds of them protested today in New York City.

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is celebrating his niece's marriage. Biden attended the wedding of Marren Hunter and Gregory Felter earlier today in the Syracuse, New York-area. The Post-Standard reports that Biden tried his best to keep the focus on the bride and groom, despite the presence of his usual Secret Service detail. Biden's son, Beau, also attended the wedding.

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