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Despite House Republicans' insistence that the Select Committee on Benghazi is not political after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) recent comments, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said on Thursday that the committee is definitely political.

"If you don't think the Benghazi thing is political, of course it's political," he said on Fox News' "The Five." "But that doesn't mean we shouldn't know what exactly happened, and why the secretary of state was ignorant about the security problems in Benghazi, Libya."

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting outside an Arizona university dormitory early Friday left one person dead, three others wounded and the suspected shooter in custody, a school official said.

The gunfire erupted in a parking lot at the Northern Arizona University, school public relations director Cindy Brown said.

The lot is just outside Mountainview Hall dormitory at the northeast side of the Flagstaff campus, she added.

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With Republicans, it's not Black Lives Matter, it's All Lives Matter. And even though more preschoolers are killed with guns than cops are, it's really Blue Lives Matter, because it's those black protestors who are killing cops.

It's not global warming. It's climate change. Don’t you believe coal miners deserve a chance to earn a living?

It's not equal opportunity in education. It's accountability for all and leaving no child behind. You don't share in the soft bigotry of low expectations, do you?

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While some are suggesting House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will be holding the gavel for the foreseeable future, Boehner reportedly called Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Thursday after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthry (R-CA) announced he was dropping out of the speaker's race and asked Ryan to run.

Two unnamed sources confirmed to the Washington Post the conversation, which took place over two "long" phone calls. According to the Post's Robert Costa, Boehner told Ryan -- a budget wonk who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee -- he could influence policy from the leadership post while serving as a healer for the divided caucus.

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The revolt by conservatives to push out House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) may have the opposite effect, some Republicans are suggesting. With House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) shocking decision to drop out of the speaker's race -- due to resistance from the same group of conservative hardliners -- many are suggesting that Boehner will have no choice but to stick out the rest of the term, despite his desire to step down by Oct. 30.

"John Boehner has served the state of Ohio and the American people for a very long time, and I think he deserves the right to go out on his own terms, and so I don't know what that will mean," Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) said on Fox News. "But I do know John's heart and I'm confident he will do whatever is best for the American people and the institution until we do find a Speaker."

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