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WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary public accusation, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee declared on Tuesday that the CIA interfered with and then tried to intimidate a congressional investigation into the agency's possible use of torture in terror probes during the Bush administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl."
US President Barack Obama Tuesday launched a New York shopping spree -- to treat his wife and daughters -- and to praise top clothing retailor Gap Inc. for raising its minimum wage. Obama halted his motorcade at the store at East 42nd and Third Avenue as he hit the Big Apple on a fundraising swing. The president selected sweaters for his daughters Malia and Sasha and a blue workout jacket for his wife Michelle, before delivering a glowing assessment of Gap bosses, who recently decided to hike the store's minimum wage to $10 dollars. The president, who is calling on Congress to lift the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, said the move would help thousands of Gap employees.