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In GOP push, House OKs Benghazi probe

Posted: May 9, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., followed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves a closed-door Republican strategy meeting to join House Speaker John Boehner for a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Boehner has created a special select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans. Benghazi resonates with Republicans and remains a rallying cry with conservatives whose votes are crucial to the GOP in November's historically low-turnout midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday rammed through a measure opening a new investigation of the deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, vowing to dig deeper in a search for truth. Democrats declared it merely a political ploy to raise campaign cash and motivate voters.

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