Today in the news: Killed ambassador helped save city

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Mount Shasta Herald

Quote of note

"We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done." – President Barack Obama, talking about the murder of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens on Tuesday night. Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, a city he helped save during the revolution last year. U.S. officials believe the killing was planned and the protests taking place at the embassy were used as a diversion.

News to know

The government released information Wednesday that showed the poverty rate dipped only slightly in 2011. It was 15 percent, down from 2010’s 15.1 percent. Also reported was that the median household income declined by 1.5 percent in 2011 from 2010.

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