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Republicans question decision on Benghazi suspect...Obama sees new threat...Parents had researched child deaths

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are continuing to question the Obama administration's decision to bring a Libyan terror suspect to the United States for trial in federal court. Congressman Mike Rogers, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, tells CNN, "If we're doing this for everybody engaged in terrorism around the world, we'd better start building prisons by the dozens." Ahmed Abu Khattala, the alleged mastermind of the attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans, appeared in federal court in Washington yesterday. Authorities aren't saying where he's being held.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sees a new terror threat -- from Europeans who have gone into Syria or Iraq and have become battle-hardened there, and who can now enter the United States without visas because they have European passports. He spoke on ABC's "This Week." Republican Congressman Peter King told the same program that terrorists in Syria are "very advanced" -- and that "thousands of people can go back to Europe and come here."

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is selecting former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald as his choice to be secretary of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would replace Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson, who replaced Eric Shinseki as head of the agency. Shinseki resigned May 30 after apologizing for the agency's problems.

NEW DELHI (AP) — There could be dozens of additional victims of a building collapse in southern India. Fifteen people are confirmed dead, and 20 survivors have been found -- but nearly 90 workers were believed to have been in the basement of the 11-story structure when it came down during monsoon rains. Five officials of the company that was putting up the building have been detained for questioning. Elsewhere in India yesterday, eleven people died after a four-story, 50-year-old building collapsed in a poor neighborhood of New Delhi.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A poll on the wealth and race of fans attending a World Cup match in Brazil shows what any TV viewer in the nation has seen — those attending games are overwhelmingly rich and white. That's particularly noticeable in a nation like Brazil, with more blacks than any other except Nigeria. A survey published today found that at yesterday's Brazil versus Chile match, 67 percent of attendees were white and 90 percent came from Brazil's top economic classes.

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