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10:29 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

This undated image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
Uncredited AP

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 4:19 pm

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Ahmed Abu Khattala, the Libyan man the United States says played a key role on the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, is now on American soil.

In a short appearance at the federal court house in Washington, D.C., Khattala pleaded not guilty to a single count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists.

NPR's Carrie Johnson is at the court house and reports:

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The Two-Way
9:11 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Report Blames 'Corrosive Culture' For Problems In VA System

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 11:29 am

A White House investigation into the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country found that "there are significant and chronic systematic failures" that need to be addressed.

NPR's Scott Horsley tells our Newscast unit that the report was delivered to President Obama on Friday. Scott filed this report:

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The Two-Way
8:21 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge Board Approves Funding For Suicide Barrier

A view of the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 11:32 am

The Golden Gate Bridge's board of directors approved $76 million in funding to install a net system that would prevent people from committing suicide by jumping off the bridge.

The Associated Press reports the money will come from a combination of bridge tolls and federal and state coffers. The wire service adds:

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8:03 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

"Clearly universities are not making their campuses safe for women," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart noted in a recent segment focusing on rape and sexual assault on campus.
Comedy Central

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:26 am

There's nothing funny about sexual assault. But the absurdity of how some colleges respond to it can make you laugh.

This week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart became the latest comedian to crack wise about the rape crisis on America's college campuses: Reports are up, yet many schools still fail to adequately address the problem.

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7:51 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 12:43 pm



I'm Scott Simon. One hundred years ago today, a 19-year-old named Gavrilo Princip fired two shots that rocked the world. He shot and killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, along with the archduchess, Sophie, as they rode a car through Sarajevo.

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