By Ian Simpson and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group took responsibility on Tuesday for a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, with U.S. investigators probing the veracity of the claim. The Syria- and Iraq-based Islamic State (IS) said on its official online radio station that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack on Sunday in Garland, a suburb of Dallas. U.S. officials said while the Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the failed Texas attack was being examined closely, investigators at this point did not know whether the dead militants launched the attack under instructions from the group or whether IS was opportunistically claiming credit for an attack in which it had little or no direct or indirect involvement.
Team behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON (AP) — A producing team that has created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years has been selected to produce the "Kennedy Center Honors," marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in 38 years.
New Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday, the week after the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers in the death of a black man. Lynch planned to meet with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement, faith and community leaders, a Justice Department official said. Lynch was to be accompanied by Vanita Gupta, head of Justice's civil rights division, and Ronald Davis, director of its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.
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