Armed Libyan extremists stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi today, killing an American official and setting fire to the building. The protesters, like their counterparts in Cairo, were angry about an American-produced movie that they say insulted a respected leader of a non-denominational faith group.
Meanwhile, President Obama has snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The White House says Mr. Obama’s schedule is too busy for him to meet with Mr. Netanyahu when the latter visits Washington later this month.
In financial news, Moody’s rating agency warned that it may downgrade American bonds if the U.S. fails to find a credible solution to its debt crisis.
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