FBI Probing Lost IRS Emails as DOJ Sets to Defend Its Investigation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_afc7ac6e5f.jpgAnn Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Amid a flurry of Republican calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups, the Justice Department is set to defend its own probe of the matter as exhaustive and sufficient during a House hearing Thursday on the department’s response to the scandal.

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Lawyer: Ex-Taliban Captive Bowe Bergdahl Says Obama ‘Saved His Life’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_464ed85a6c.jpgU.S. Army via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The new lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said the former Taliban prisoner is “deeply grateful” to President Obama for his freedom. “He believes President Obama saved his life,” attorney Eugene Fidell told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on World News with Diane Sawyer.

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Courtney Stodden Strips Down on Capitol Hill for Animal Rights

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_bbb4f3338d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Wide-eyed interns and congressional staffers lined up on Capitol Hill Wednesday, awaiting the chance to sample a veggie dog served by animal activist and TV personality Courtney Stodden. In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Stodden served up the soy-based frankfurters while wearing a bikini constructed of “nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves,” according to a news release from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Senate Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Fails to Advance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_2dca5fb64b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate failed to advance a bill Wednesday that would have reversed the contraceptive decision made in the Hobby Lobby case last month. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture on the measure, titled the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference, but the Senate fell three votes short of advancing it.

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Hillary Clinton Tells Stewart Leaders Face ‘Hard Choices’ on Middle East Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_44f5982165.jpgU.S. Department of State (NEW YORK) -- Hillary Clinton weighed in on the crisis in Israel and Gaza for the first time Tuesday in an appearance on The Daily Show, a serious moment in an interview that had plenty of laughter as she bantered with the host about her potential presidential bid.

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