House Republicans are preparing to call Hillary Clinton out on how she handled the terrorist attacks in Benghazi during her time as secretary of state. They are expected to release a report on Tuesday in hopes of stirring the pot before the presidential election in November. They claim Clinton was well aware of the chaos happening in Libya and that she and her top aide, Patrick Kennedy, allegedly turned a blind eye to the situation. “It is not clear what additional intelligence would have satisfied either Kennedy or the Secretary in understanding the Benghazi mission compound was at risk — short of an attack,” it reads. The creators of the report, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, both claim that what happened in Benghazi illustrated a “tragic failure of leadership.” “The overall report, it’s about the facts, what happened,” said Rep. Jordan. “But Mr. Pompeo and I thought it was important to ask the questions. Why were we still in Benghazi when almost every other country had left? Why did we stay in Benghazi when the security situation was so terrible, so dangerous? And why did the administration mislead us?” Read more.
Two-Thirds of Americans Say President Obama Tried to Better Race Relations
According to a recent poll, the majority of African-Americans and Latinos believe President Obama tried to fix strained race relations in our country during his tenure. The study, conducted by The Pew Research Center, revealed that 85 percent of Blacks think he made or tried to make race relations better. The poll also showed that 52 percent of Whites believe he tried to make things better, but was not successful. As far as the current state of race relations in the U.S., 46 percent of Whites said they’re good and 61 percent of Blacks said they aren’t. “Blacks and whites are deeply divided in their views of race relations, racial inequality and their perception of what life is like for black people in the U.S.,” said Pew associate director Juliana Horowitz. Read more.
Basketball Pioneer Pat Summitt Dead at 64
Pat Summitt, a pioneer in the realm of college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away on Tuesday morning after a bout with Alzheimer’s disease. She is known for having the most wins as a NCAA Division I basketball coach. She coached the University of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team for 38 years and garnered eight national championships during her tenure. Her overall record at the university was 1,098-208. Many of the players she coached went on to play basketball professionally. In 1976, Summitt competed in the Olympic games and brought home a silver medal. Eight years later, she went back to the Olympics as a coach and led Team USA to a gold medal. In 2000, she was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2012, she received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt. She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most,” said her son Tyler. “Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease.” Summitt was 64. Read more.
Muslim Teen Whose School Project Was Mistaken for an Explosive Returns to the U.S.
Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager who created a clock that was mistakenly identified as an explosive, has come back the U.S. for vacation after relocating to Qatar with his parents. When he landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, he was greeted by family members and a sea of reporters. “I missed them so much,” said Mohamed. Now that the school year has finished in Qatar, he wanted to come back to the U.S. to explore the country. In September 2015, he was arrested after a teacher at Irving MacArthur High School thought his school project was a bomb. “I didn’t think people would care because I was just another Muslim student and I got arrested,” he said. Read more.
Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown for Club Shooting
Former hip-hop mogul Suge Knight has filed a lawsuit against singer Chris Brown and the owners of L.A.’s 1OAK nightclub after he was shot seven times at the venue in 2014 during a party hosted by Brown. According to the lawsuit, Suge, real name Marion Knight, is claiming that the club did not have suitable security. “As a result of the negligence of the defendants, one or more unknown individuals were allowed access to the event with weapons, including firearms,” reads the lawsuit. “As a foreseeable result, gunshots were fired by those admitted into the event and (Knight) was shot and seriously injured.” Knight was shot in his chest, left forearm, and abdomen. This isn’t the first time the former Death Row Records CEO has tried to pin a lawsuit on an entertainer. He also sued rapper Kanye West after he was shot at a party that West hosted in Miami Beach back in 2005. Read more.
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