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Breaking: Petraeus headed to the Hill on Friday

The hearing will be his first official appearance since his sudden resignation and admission of an extramarital affair last Friday.

After days of speculation about if and when disgraced former CIA Director David Petraeus would testify about his actions during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, we have a date. Petraeus will testify before a closed session of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, according to committee staff.

The hearing will take place unusually early for Capitol Hill, at 7:30a.m., and Petraeus is listed as the only witness in attendance.

The hearing will be his first official appearance since his sudden resignation and admission of an extramarital affair last Friday.

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Hope Hodge first covered military issues for the Daily News of Jacksonville, N.C., where her beat included the sprawling Marine Corps base, Camp Lejeune. During her two years at the paper, she received investigative reporting awards for exposing a former Marine who was using faked military awards to embezzle disability pay from the government and for breaking news about the popularity of the designer drug Spice in the ranks. Her work has also appeared in The American Spectator, New York Sun, WORLD Magazine, and The Washington Post. Hodge was born near Boston, Mass., where she grew up as a lover of Revolutionary War history and fall foliage. She also discovered a love of politics and policy as a grassroots volunteer and activist on Beacon Hill. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King's College in New York City, where she served as editor-in-chief of her school newspaper and worked as a teaching assistant when not freelancing or using student discounts to see Broadway shows. Hope‚??s email is HHodge@eaglepub.com

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