A.M. Links: Putin in Crimea for Victory Day, House Approves Benghazi Select Committee, Romney Backs Minimum Wage Hike


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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting annexed Crimea on Victory Day, when Russians celebrate the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
  • Yesterday the House approved a select committee tasked with investigating the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
  • President Obama slammed House Republicans yesterday for having "stubbornly refused" to allow for a vote on immigration reform.
  • China's foreign ministry has blamed the U.S. for stoking territorial tensions in the South China Sea by encouraging countries to behave dangerously.  
  • British and American military advisers, negotiators, and counsellors have arrived in Nigeria to assist in the search for the schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
  • Mitt Romney wants the minimum wage to be raised.

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