Contempt vote looms
Obama administration officials and House Republican staff members Tuesday failed to resolve a document dispute that could lead to a contempt of Congress vote Thursday against Attorney General Eric Holder. A Republican House official said White House and Justice Department representatives met and showed the GOP staff fewer than 30 pages of documents related to the aftermath of the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious. The GOP official said the administration promised to provide hundreds of pages of documents if House Republicans would stop the contempt effort.
President regains job
The University of Virginia’s governing board reinstated its popular president Tuesday only weeks after ousting her in a move that infuriated students and faculty and had the governor threatening to fire the entire board. The 15-member Board of Visitors voted unanimously to give Teresa Sullivan her job back. Afterward, Sullivan thanked the board for its renewed confidence in her leadership.
Group to change focus
The president of the country’s best-known Christian ministry dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer is trying to distance the group from the idea that gay people’s sexual orientation can be permanently changed or “cured.” Exodus International’s president, Alan Chambers, said that the annual conference this week would highlight his efforts to dissociate the group from the controversial practice called ex-gay, reparative or conversion therapy.
Baby chimp killed
Officials at the Los Angeles Zoo say a baby chimpanzee was killed by an adult male chimpanzee inside their exhibit as visitors watched. Zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs said visitors told officials the 3-month-old infant chimp was attacked Tuesday. Jacobs said workers could not stop the attack because it is not safe for them to occupy the same space as the chimpanzees.
Compiled from wire reports