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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, her presidential campaign said Saturday.

The committee did not immediately confirm the date for the former secretary of state's appearance.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday said that it is not the appropriate time to discuss gun control policy following a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La.

"We are less than 24 hours out, we’ve got two families that need to bury their loved ones. We’ve got families waiting for their loved ones to leave the hospital and are praying for their recovery," Jindal said at a Friday press conference, according to The Hill. "There will be an absolute appropriate time for us to talk about policies and politics, and I’m sure that folks will want to score political points of this tragedy, as they’ve tried to do on previous tragedies."

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Donald Trump attempted to punish the Des Moines Register on Friday for publishing a critical editorial calling for the real estate mogul to to drop out of the presidential race.

The Iowa newspaper claimed on Friday that Trump barred one the paper's reporters and columnists from attending a Saturday event. Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told the paper that it had been denied press credentials because of the paper's Monday editorial, according to the Des Moines Register.

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

John Russell Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into Thursday night's showing of "Trainwreck" and fired on the audience, killing two people and wounding nine with a semi-automatic handgun.

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emily Mann and her friend had come into the theater a bit late for the evening showing of "Trainwreck" so they quietly found seats near the top of the small theater. The 21-year-old didn't notice the man just a few seats down until 20 minutes into the movie when he got up and began firing into the crowd.

"You hear one loud shot and you're sure that's not what it is because it would never be that. And then you hear another and another and another and you realize that those aren't just lights and sounds," said Mann, speaking to The Associated Press about the brutal killing in a Lafayette movie theater Thursday evening.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws were broken.

Harris announced the move in a letter to four Democratic members of Congress who had requested an investigation, saying she'll use her office's authority to regulate charity organizations to see if the organization that made the videos violated registration or reporting requirements, or broke any other rules. Harris, a Democrat, plans to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" Saturday as he opened a U.S.-sponsored business summit in Kenya, the East African nation where he has deep family ties.

"Africa is one of the fastest growing regions of the world," Obama said. "People are being lifted out of poverty."

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Judd Apatow, the director of "Trainwreck," said in a statement Friday that he was devastated by the shooting that left two dead and others injured while they were watching his movie in a Louisiana theater.

"One of the reasons we make these movies is because the world can be so horrifying and we all need to laugh just to deal with it," Apatow said in a statement Friday, according to CNN. "So to have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me."

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