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Clinton Cautions North Africa Is A Region To Watch

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave emotional and at times angry testimony about the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans last September. She says the U.S. needs a strategy to deal with what she calls a spreading jihadist threat in a new political landscape.
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Secretary Clinton On Benghazi Attack: 'I Take Responsibility'

The partisan feuding in Washington has eased over the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. But as the secretary of state testifies, Libya and other countries in the region remain unsettled.
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Gen. John Allen Cleared In Email Probe

A Pentagon investigation has cleared General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. The Pentagon had been looking into whether the general's email correspondence with a Florida socialite was inappropriate and violated military rules. Allen's nomination to become the top commander of NATO is still on hold, however.
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Libyan Crisis Sparked Rising Extremism In North Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before two congressional committees Wednesday to talk about the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya last September. Her testimony, which had been delayed because she was ill, comes at a time when that region is back in the news. The hostage drama in Algeria, near the Libyan border, has put a spotlight back on that troubled area.
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Obama's Promise To Close Guantanamo Prison Falls Short

In January 2009, the president signed an executive order to close the U.S. prison camp. But four years later, the prison remains open, and critics say the president miscalculated how difficult it would be to close the facility that houses terrorism suspects.

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