8:12am

Wed September 12, 2012
Africa

Attack In Libya Threatens To Upset U.S. Ties

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 5:31 am

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8:12am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 9:23 am

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters.
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As a strike by Chicago's schoolteachers enters a third day, the president of their union says negotiators are still "miles apart" from an agreement to get 350,000 students back in the classroom, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The talks were set to resume Wednesday morning, but Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said there had been only "centimeters" of progress and that the union and city were still "kilometers apart."

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8:03am

Wed September 12, 2012
Africa

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, Killed In Libya

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:36 pm

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United States ambassadors do not always have a close connection to the countries where they serve. Sometimes, the ambassadors are friends of an American president. Sometimes, they're career diplomats who have posted to many countries over the years.

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7:13am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Pakistan Factory Fires Kill More Than 300

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 11:13 am

A man tries to identify body of his relative at a mortuary following a huge fire at a garments factory in Karachi, Pakistan.
Rehan Khan EPA /Landov

The death toll from two factory fires in Pakistan has reached 314, most of them killed by suffocation when they were unable to escape the buildings, officials said Wednesday.

The fires in a shoe factory in Lahore and a garment factory in the southern port city of Karachi, broke out Tuesday night. The Karachi fire killed at least 289 people, while the other 25 deaths were reported at the Lahore factory.

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6:34am

Wed September 12, 2012
All Tech Considered

Do iPhone Announcements Get More Attention Than They Deserve?

There will be a lot of questions about the iPhone 5 before its release Wednesday. Less popular among them: Why do we care so much?

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6:15am

Wed September 12, 2012
Africa

U.S. Confirms Deaths Of U.S. Ambassador, Staff

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:28 pm

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And I'm Renee Montagne. All through the morning we've been getting more details about the attack against the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

In the city that was at the heart of the Libyan revolution, protesters killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Here's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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6:09am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. Ambassador To Libya, Three Other Americans Killed In Benghazi Attack

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 5:13 pm

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was in flames during a protest by an armed group angry over a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Esam Omran Al-Fetori Reuters /Landov

Update at 7:02 p.m. ET. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other staff members were killed in an attack against the American consulate in Benghazi, last night. The attack happened over an American-produced film that criticized the prophet Muhammad.

Here's the latest on the story:

-- Quoting U.S. officials, the AP reports that the Pentagon is moving two warships toward the Libyan coast. CNN is also reporting the move.

-- The remains of all four Americans killed in Libya have been recovered.

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6:03am

Wed September 12, 2012
Africa

U.S. Condemns Killing Of Ambassador, Staff In Libya

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:28 pm

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And I'm Renee Montagne. We come to you this morning with grim news. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans have been killed when protesters stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The protests were sparked yesterday by an American-made video circulating on the Web that ridicules Islam and the prophet Muhammad.

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4:02am

Wed September 12, 2012
Around the Nation

Alaska Fisherman Rescued From Plastic Bin

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:28 pm

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4:01am

Wed September 12, 2012
Around the Nation

Gettysburg's Electric Battle Map Up For Sale

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 7:28 pm

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