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national lead

September 18th, 2013
05:01 PM ET

Before he was the Navy Yard shooter

Active duty Navy musician Jason Niehoff spent more than two months in boot camp training alongside Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis in 2007, and he was on-site at the Navy Yard during Monday's shooting rampage.

Alexis was "very mild mannered and kept to himself and that was that," said Niehoff. "He tried to stay out of trouble, and in boot camp you want to get through the nine weeks."
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politics lead

September 18th, 2013
12:58 PM ET

Jill Kelley lawsuit against U.S. government could result in deposition of new State Department spokesman

By CNN's Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper

A top U.S. State Department official, Doug Frantz, could be deposed by Jill and Dr. Scott Kelley should their lawsuit against the Obama administration go through.

Last year, when he was an editor at the Washington Post, Frantz was the first journalist to contact Jill and Scott Kelley to say “we have now seen some of the harassing e-mails” sent to them, allegedly by Paula Broadwell.
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