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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him in a deadly shooting that has led to weeks of protests and calls for a federal investigation, authorities say.

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Several prominent Republican figures, including potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders, are slated to speak Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) are scheduled to speak throughout the day (see the conference's full schedule here).

Watch live below via NBC News:

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President Obama's proposal to fight ISIS on battlegrounds beyond Iraq and Syria seems to be going nowhere. But given his effort, it is a good time to recall the expensive price tag that accompanied the U.S. war in Iraq: $1.7 trillion dollars, with additional billions owed for war veterans’ benefits. Billions of that went toward “Democratic nation-building,” such as a $750 million dollar U.S. Embassy building in Baghdad; $500 million for an Iraq police training program; and $17.1 million toward fostering political competition in Iraq in 2011, though there were “no results reported,” according to United States Agency of International Development.

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