On the night of September 11, 2012, a heavily armed group of between 125 and 150 gunmen attacked the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and another diplomat. Several hours later in the early morning of the next day, a second assault targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different compound about one mile away, killing two embassy security personnel.

Beghazi, Libya

Ten others were injured in the attacks which were strongly condemned by the governments of Libya, the United States, and many other countries throughout the world. The controversy stems from possible coverup attempts by the Obama White House before a contentious election.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly att…

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying befor…

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administr…

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LONDON (AP) -- The Netherlands is urging its citizens to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in response to what is described as an immi…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top diplomat in Libya says a team of U.S. special forces ready to head to Benghazi, Libya, after the assault on the…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to serve as ambassador to Libya says she will insist on sufficient security at any U.S. inst…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is praising U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and her authoritative role in the Obama administration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault in Libya s…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday renewed charges that the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's de…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top diplomat in Libya has been telling members of Congress today about a 2 a.m. phone call from then-Secretary of S…

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May 9, 2013 - Gregory Hicks said the US explanation that Benghazi was a spontaneous attack was "embarrassing"

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A top US official who was in Libya during the deadly attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi has given the first public account of the event.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments designed to fire up the conserv…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a House panel looking into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, wants to take de…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that the Obama administration will spare no expense or effort to protect U.S. diplom…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is "mired" in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House Oversight panel says retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering made clear in a closed-door depositio…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Measures to bolster security at U.S. embassies are moving forward in Congress.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has issued two subpoenas to the State Department for doc…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of an independent review board that investigated last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Be…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice as chief U.S. envoy for Europe who was criticized for her role in t…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are strongly criticizing the review board that investigated last year's Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A security official in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi says a car bomb has killed the head of a criminal investigati…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it held four employees responsible for mistakes in the run-up to last year's Benghazi attack e…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have concluded there was no "stand down" order by the Obama administration during last year's attack on a di…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who've been investigating last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, have given a grilling today to a f…

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's prime minister says that conditions on the ground are not favorable for a successful probe into attacks that kil…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department audit has found that an investigation of the deadly attack on the Benghazi, Libya diplomatic post was unb…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration for the first time is identifying specific groups as being involved in the attack in Benghazi, Liby…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending bill written to fund the government through October would increase security at U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee says the deadly assault on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been preve…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee is blaming the State Department, the intelligence community and even the late Ambassador C…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate report on the 2012 attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, say systemic failure of securi…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official says the U.S. remains focused on finding those responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTXL) U.S. Representative Steve Southerland, II has voted in favor of the House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi…

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A smouldering copy of the green book written Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi after it was burned by residents of the north-central Libyan town of…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and will assist embassies and co…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi set a bipartisan tone Wednesday as it opened its first public hearing.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has made limited progress in boosting the number of Marine security guards at high-threat diplomatic po…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the deadly 2012 terror attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has subpoenaed former Se…

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