Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days
September 16th, 2012
03:04 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days

Here is a look at some of the stories that CNN plans to follow this week:

FBI waiting to visit Benghazi for investigation of consulate attack

The consequences of last week's attacks that killed four Americans in the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi continue to develop, with the United States pressing an investigation in Libya.

FBI agents are conducting interviews with witnesses outside the country, including people who've been evacuated, while waiting to visit Libya themselves. Agents hoped to arrive on Saturday but reconsidered because of the instability sweeping across Libya and throughout the region, federal law enforcement officials said.

Libyan officials believe the attack was a planned assault that used a protest over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed as a diversion. Rage over the film across the Muslim world appeared to contribute to a number of protests outside U.S. embassies in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere last week. Although tensions remain, protests dwindled over the weekend.

Delayed 'Fast and Furious' hearing might happen this week

The Justice Department's inspector general is scheduled to talk to a House committee on Wednesday about his investigation into a controversial gun-trafficking operation,  a week after his testimony originally was scheduled.

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