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A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.
 
Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said.
 
Kenya demands total ivory ban to stop elephant slaughter
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.
 
ID of woman found near Manson murders site stirs mystery
The identification of a 19-year-old Canadian woman found savagely stabbed to death in Los Angeles in 1969 has brought some closure to her last living immediate relative but also resurrected decades-old speculation that her murder is connected to the Manson family killings.
 
Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."
 
Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party on Friday, making his case directly to the GOP's state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nominating process shifts toward the nation's most populous and diverse state.
 
94-year-old ex-SS guard apologizes during trial;
A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it.
 
New violence erupts as Paris police break up youth protest
Several dozen youth protesters clashed with police in the early hours of Friday in a central Paris square after refusing orders to disperse, police said.
 
'Pirates of the Caribbean' star visits war-scarred east Ukraine
"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Orlando Bloom has paid an unannounced visit to war-scarred eastern Ukraine in his role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund.
 
Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums
A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium.
 
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