'He was the silver lining': Students mourn American teacher shot dead in Benghazi

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Ronnie Smith, a beloved 33-year-old chemistry teacher, was killed just days before he was supposed to return to the U.S. for the holidays, his school’s principal said.

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White House releases Benghazi documents

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After mounting pressure from conservatives in Congress, the White House released copies of emails and other documents related to last fall’s attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi.

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Can Obama bounce back from his terrible week?

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The recent controversies over Benghazi and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups have energized the president’s adversaries. But not all of the administration’s allies are panicking – yet.

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Paul on Clinton: Benghazi should stop her ‘from holding higher office’

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Sen. Rand Paul put his stake in for a possible 2016 presidential run at a key Iowa fundraiser, delivering a blistering critique of Hillary Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack.

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Official: US Special Forces weren’t allowed to fly to Benghazi during attack

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A small team of Special Forces operatives was ready to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi last year after Libyan insurgents attacked the U.S. mission there, but was told it was not authorized to board the flight by regional military commanders, according to a career State Department official scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday.

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In wake of Benghazi, rapid response Marine unit heading to Europe

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Highlighting the continuing fallout from the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on an American consulate in Libya that took the lives of four Americans, defense officials told NBC News on Wednesday that the U.S. Marine Corps is on the verge of announcing a new group tasked with crisis response in north Africa and eastern Europe.

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'I take responsibility,' Clinton tells Senate panel of Benghazi consulate attack

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Secretary of state tells Senate Foreign Relations Committee that protection for U.S. personnel in the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, was inadequate.

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Suspect in Benghazi consulate attack released by Tunisian judge

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A man linked by officials to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has been conditionally released by a Tunisian judge, an adviser to Tunisia’s justice minister said Tuesday.

The adviser, Kamel Ben-Jaballah, told NBC News that Ali Harzi, 26, was released from custody by the investigative judge yesterday.

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Benghazi report blames ‘systemic failures’ within State Department

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An independent panel’s report on the Sept. 11 attacks on the Benghazi consulate blames “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies within two bureaus of the State Department” for the post’s inability to defend itself.

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EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; saddened by partisan politics

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Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.

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Exclusive interview with Rice Thursday at 10pm ET on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

BREAKING: Susan Rice tells NBC News that she is officially withdrawing from consideration for Secretary of State.

Exclusive interview with Rice Thursday at 10pm ET on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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Intelligence officials: We knew attack in Benghazi was terrorist act from beginning

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Top intelligence officials told NBC News Monday night that they have known the Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was a terrorist act from the beginning.

White House and intelligence officials meanwhile are denying charges by Republicans that there was an attempt to whitewash the origins of the Benghazi attack to protect the president politically. In the months since the attack, Republican lawmakers have focused on comments by Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who said what transpired was a “spontaneous reaction to a hateful and offensive video.”  

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Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified Friday morning before the House Intelligence Committee as Congress seeks to find out why the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi occurred and why greater protection was not provided to the facility. Petraeus will also testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday.  Both sessions were to be held behind closed doors and were not open to the public.