As the violence in Iraq continues, the U.S. is sending 275 soldiers to secure the embassy in Baghdad. And if those newly-deployed U.S. troops do begin the process of evacuating the compound, it would be a massive undertaking. The Embassy in Baghdad is the largest U.S. diplomatic post in the world. With more than 5,000 people working and living within its fortified walls, it's practically a city of its own.
President Barack Obama will meet with Congressional leaders at the White House Wednesday to discuss the turmoil in Iraq, according to a White House official. The president will meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The Obama Administration continues to weigh options as Islamic militants move closer to the capital city of Baghdad.
A U.S. official says a suspect in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has been arrested. He's identified as Ahmed Abu Khattalah. He was arrested over the weekend in a u-s-led raid and is now being held in a location outside Libya. The ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, was among 4 Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack.
At least two people are dead and 16 injured after tornadoes touched down in northeastern Nebraska on Monday. Authorities say up to three-quarters of Pilger, a town of about 350 people, was destroyed in the storms.
Dr. Oz was on Capitol Hill Tuesday, testifying to clear up his name after a company claimed he endorsed their Pure Green coffee diet plan. He says he did not endorse the product. It's part of a Senate committee hearing on phony and false promises from weight loss products. A suit against Pure Green coffee claims the company capitalized on the green coffee bean diet fad with bogus weight-loss claims and fake news sites to market its supplement.
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