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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya

Emotional and angry, Hillary Clinton faces her accusers over Benghazi attack

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Hilary Clinton chokes up defending handling of Benghazi attack that killed US ambassador

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton choked up today as she defended her handling of the September 11 attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi, an event that threatens to stain her legacy and any presidential hopes she may still harbour.

Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations

Rice rejects criticism of her remarks on fatal Benghazi attack

Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, rejected criticism of her remarks about the deadly attack on an American diplomatic mission in Libya, saying they were based on initial intelligence community assessments.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton to testify before Congress about Benghazi attack

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear before Congress to discuss the findings of a State Department review of potential lapses in the September 11 attack in Libya, the State Department said Thursday.

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Pentagon releases Benghazi timeline

Elite US Marines arrived in the Libyan capital more than 23 hours after the deadly September 11 assault on a diplomatic mission in the city of Benghazi began, a Pentagon timeline released Friday shows.

The former US embassy in Benghazi

US sees no proof that Libyan groups planned Benghazi attack

Intelligence officials said Friday that no evidence has surfaced to indicate that the Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya was planned in advance, a conclusion that suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaida.

The burnt-out US Consulate in Benghazi

US probe of Libya attack moves slowly

Three weeks after the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, the Libyan investigation of its causes remains in its initial stages, with just a handful of suspects detained, the crime scenes minimally secured and Walid Faraj waiting for a phone call from someone, anyone, asking him what he saw on the night he was injured while protecting the U.S. mission.

Joyful Libyans brave violence to grasp free vote

Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, parted with the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorship on today as they voted in the first free national election in 60 years.

Armed federalists shut down Libya oil terminals ahead of vote

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Rebel feud puts UK's Libya policy in jeopardy

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