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    "The insurgents use these desperate and indiscriminate acts of violence to slow the momentum of Afghanistan's progress. The insurgents cannot offer the Afghan people a better future. All they can offer is violence and oppression." - NATO's International Security Assistance Force commander, Gen. Joseph Dunford, in response to today's suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The car bomb targeted a coalition convoy that included Americans working to train members of Afghanistan's Defense Ministry, according to CNN. Six Americans and six Afghans were among the at least 12 killed in the attack. The insurgent group Hezb-e Islami has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
    News to know
    President Barack Obama stated he had Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demand the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, Reuters reports. The president is working to respond to controversy surrounding the IRS' targeting of conservative groups for extra investigation of their tax-exempt status. Miller resigned yesterday. Obama also said he believes teh IRS needs new leadership to regain public trust after recent events. Republicans have said they are not satisfied by Miller's dismissal and want an investigation into whether the White House was aware of the IRS' action. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday he was opening an FBI investigation into the matter.
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