'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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Al Qaeda official seized in Libya raid was 'most wanted' for US Embassy bombings

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Anas al Libi, who is now in U.S. custody, was an elusive confidante of Osama bin Laden, as well as an alleged conspirator in the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings.

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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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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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Clinton: ‘We did everything we could to keep our people safe’


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in an interview with NBC News that she worked day and night following the fatal attacks on the Benghazi consulate to ensure the safety of other government workers abroad.

Libyan president to NBC: Anti-Islam film had ‘nothing to do with’ US Consulate attack

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Updated at 7:59 a.m. ET: An anti-Islam film that sparked violent protests in many countries had ”nothing to do with” a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi earlier this month, Libya’s president told NBC News.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Ann Curry, President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was in response to a movie produced in California and available on YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that the video had been available for months before that.

At site of deadly attack on US consulate, condolence notes from Libyans

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A Libyan government militia guarding the main entrance of the U.S. consulate that was attacked last week, fixes a note written by Libyans against the attack, in Benghazi city on Sept. 18. An amateur video appears to show Libyans trying to rescue U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens from a room filled with smoke at the U.S. mission where he was found unconscious after last week’s attack by a mob protesting against a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The poster on left reads, “No to extremism, no to terrorism in free Libya”.

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Americans killed in US consulate attack honored at Andrews

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Four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, earlier in the week were returned to the United States and honored in a somber ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Friday.

Ex-Navy SEAL killed in Libya respected as highly trained pilot, marksman

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Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET: A former Navy SEAL killed in an attack this week on a U.S. consulate in Libya was described Thursday as a highly trained marksman and security expert who “lived life to the fullest.”

The man, identified by U.S. officials and family member as Glen Doherty, 42, a native of Winchester, Mass., was working as a security specialist for the U.S. government when militants attacked the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night. He and three other Americans were killed in the attack, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith, an information management officer.

Yemen protesters repelled after storming US Embassy

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Updated at 9:29 a.m. ET: Protesters angry over an obscure film critical of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, as unrest that led to the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya spread to other countries in the region.

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Aftermath of a deadly day at US consulate in Libya

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NBC News and wire reports — The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Mohammad stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

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