Obama To Send 350 More Troops To IraqThey will be assigned to protect the American Embassy in Baghdad.
State Department: 'US Citizens In Iraq Remain At High Risk For Kidnapping, Terrorist Violence'Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.
Rangel: Americans Not 'Going To Lose Sleep Over Benghazi' Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said that the Thursday House vote to establish a select committee on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack is of little concern to Americans outside of the Republican Party, and that people are not “going to lose sleep” over the issue.
Former CIA Official: Benghazi Reports 'Never' Influenced To Protect Obama, ClintonThe former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Cruz: Iran Taps Hostage Taker For U.N. AmbassadorCruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.
U.S. Embassy Begins Evacuating Personnel From South SudanThere are reports of anti-government forces approaching the capital.
Venezuela: US Prohibited President From Flying Through AirspaceVenezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua says that the United States has prohibited a planned flight by President Nicolas Maduro from passing through U.S. airspace over Puerto Rico.
Official: US, Germany To Negotiate 'No Spy' PactA senior German official says Germany and the U.S. will begin talks this month on an agreement not to spy on one another in wake of the revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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