A soldier is in custody after allegedly killing a senior officer at Fort Bragg; House Republicans hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, but have yet to obtain papers; and most Americans support the USPS plan to suspend Saturday mail delivery. Meanwhile, an Illinois Congressman attacks AZ immigration laws using Justin Bieber, and Savannah Guthrie temporarily takes Ann Curry’s place on ‘Today.’
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Soldier in custody after allegedly killing 1 soldier, injuring a second at Fort Bragg, http://fxn.ws/OIAD30
An enlisted soldier from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade has shot and killed a commanding officer during a unit-safety brief at Fort Bragg. The gunman then tried to kill himself but failed; he has since been taken into custody. A third soldier was wounded by a ricocheting bullet. Investigators aren’t sure yet what the motive was.
GOP wins contempt fight, but legal dispute looms, http://bit.ly/MFOph6
House Republicans won a historic political fight yesterday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, but they have not yet won the war. The GOP is a long way from obtaining the documents in an investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking controversy. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is conducting the investigation, will consult with the House counsel’s office about a legal challenge to Holder’s decision not to hand over the documents.
Most Americans Support Plan to Suspend Saturday Mail Delivery, Poll Finds, http://nyti.ms/NJYNE4
According to a poll conducted by The New York Times/CBS News, about 7 in 10 Americans say they support the United States Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday mail delivery. The ending of Saturday delivery could help the post office minimize its billions of dollars in debt. The Postal Service continues to suffer losses of $36 million a day and is headed for projected losses of about $21 billion a year by 2016. The poll found that more than 8 in 10 Americans use the Postal Service at least sometimes, including 38 percent who use it all the time and 45 percent who use it mainly for bills.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ premiere, http://usat.ly/OIzokj
Charlie Sheen Goes After ‘Men’ in ‘Anger Management’ Debut, http://bit.ly/NbMyyS
Bad Ass Congressman Attacks AZ Law… Using Justin Bieber, http://bre.ad/1754it
Savannah Guthrie in place next to Matt Lauer on ‘Today,’ http://bit.ly/L7ZQCP