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Obama slams IRS targeting, defends Libya response

Defends administration’s Libya effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday called reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups ‘‘outrageous’’ and said anyone responsible should be held accountable. He pushed back strongly against fresh Republican criticism of the administration’s handling of last year’s deadly Benghazi attacks, calling it a political ‘‘sideshow.’’

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