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In brief: More Benghazi documents to be shared

Sun., Feb. 24, 2013

Washington – The White House has agreed to give the Senate Intelligence Committee documents related to the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, according to a congressional aide.

Republicans had demanded the documents as a condition of voting on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director.

The documents include emails between top national security officials showing the debate within the administration over how to describe the attack and other documents the committee had been asking for, the aide said. The White House has said it has already turned over more than 10,000 pages of Benghazi-related documents.

Huge goldfish called threat to Lake Tahoe

Reno, Nev. – Giant goldfish could be threatening the ecology of Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border. Biologists with the University of Nevada, Reno say they’re finding a growing number of the fish in the crystal clear lake.

Researcher Sudeep Chandra said the discovery is especially worrisome because the fish eats a lot and excretes “lots of nutrients” that stimulate algae growth.

It’s not clear how the goldfish got into Lake Tahoe, but it’s believed to be from people dumping aquariums into the lake.

Takes on Poughkeepsie topsy-turvy

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – Is Poughkeepsie one of the best places to live in the country, or one of the worst? Forbes magazine can’t seem to make up its mind.

Less than a year after naming the small Hudson River Valley city the sixth-best place in the U.S. to raise a family, Forbes now puts it 18th on a list of the country’s 20 most-miserable cities.

The magazine says Poughkeepsie’s recent bad ranking is based on bad weather, high property taxes and long commute times.


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