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Pentagon estimates Libya costs at $608 million

The Pentagon said Monday the military intervention in Libya cost the U.S. an estimated $608 million in the first few of weeks of the operation. Spending is down significantly, though not as much as expected.Full story

U.N. accuses pro-Gbagbo forces of killing 10 civilians

Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo opened fire on civilians in Abidjan on Monday, killing about ten of them, the United Nations peacekeeping mission said in a statement issued on Tuesday. Full story

GOP struggles to oppose Obama without contradiction

  Chris Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation, talk with Rachel Maddow about how the U.S. role in military action in Libya is playing out politically at home, particularly with Republicans who are trying to find a way to criticize President Obama.

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  U.S. officials discuss options in Libya

Defense Secretary Robert Gates downplayed the likelihood of military intervention in Libya as two U.S. warships entered the Suez Canal this morning for humanitarian missions. Former NSC Director for Middle East Affairs Michael Singh joins to discuss.

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