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Fox News quickly pivots to Benghazi after covering Americans killed in Syria

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Four Americans were killed in Syria, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday, yet Fox News was focused on the 2012 attack in Benghazi — that also killed four Americans.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed two service members, a Defense Department civilian and a defense contractor.

Fox News played video of Vice President Mike Pence speaking about Syria.

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“The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated,” Pence claimed.

Fox News then quickly pivoted to discuss an attack over six years ago with Tom Fritton, of the conservative group Judicial Watch.

“Benghazi is key to this issue about uncovering [Hillary] Clinton emails — frankly, when you look at the documents we have uncovered, you see links even between Benghazi and the current mess in Syria,” Fritton argued.

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(Correction: A previous version of this story falsely claimed that Fox News blamed the deaths of Americans in Syria on Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. Raw Story regrets the error.)


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‘Humor saved my life’, says subversive ‘Hairspray’ director John Waters

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Big smile flashing and pencil-thin moustache quivering, subversive director John Waters laughs heartily as he looks back at an improbable 40-year career that made him a trash film icon.

"Humour saved me, saved my life," the 73-year-old sharp-dresser told AFP on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, where he was a guest of honour earlier this month.

From a homemade horror stage in his garage, Waters went on to tear down barriers with transgressive fare such as "Eat Your Makeup", "Mondo Trasho", "Multiple Maniacs" and the scatological classic "Pink Flamingos" in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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From 10 cents to $1.3 million: First Marvel comic sets auction record

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The first comic book produced by Marvel, the famed US publisher behind Spider-Man, X-Men and The Avengers, went under the hammer Thursday, fetching a record $1.26 million, Heritage Auctions said.

"This is a historic copy of a historic comic book," Ed Jaster, auction house senior vice president, said of the book, which was published in 1939 by Timely Comics, which later became Marvel.

"Without question, this is the granddaddy of all Marvel Comics, without which we would not have the characters and stories we enjoy in today's comics and feature films," Jaster added.

Under the direction of screenwriter Stan Lee, Marvel in the 1960s created superheroes which have become iconic today and whose cinema adaptations have conquered box offices worldwide.

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Hong Kong local elections to proceed as more protesters emerge from Polytechnic campus

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Police will be out in force at polling stations in Hong Kong this weekend as keenly contested local elections take place amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Hong Kong’s new police commissioner, Tang Ping-keung, told reporters Friday that officers would deal with any outbreak of violence immediately without hesitation.

Six masked protesters surrendered before dawn, bringing to about 30 the number that have come out in the past day from a university campus surrounded by police.

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