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  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pauses while delivering a speech after meeting Peru's President Ollanta Humala in Lima, Peru, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Taking responsibility for security at the U.S. consulate in Libya where an attack by extremists last month killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, Clinton said Monday in Lima, that security at all of America's diplomatic missions abroad is her job, not that of the White House.

    The U.S. Secretary of State says she takes responsibility for security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi after last month's attack, after Republican criticism.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 7:30 AM EST
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  • In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington.

    The Secretary of State claimed responsibility for the security problems at the Benghazi embassy, neutralizing a Republican criticism of Barack Obama.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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  • Remarking on the vice presidential debate, President Barack Obama tells reporters, "I think Joe Biden did great. I couldn't be prouder," as he returns to the White House in Washington after a day of campaign events in Miami, Thursday night, Oct. 11, 2012.

    Mitt Romney accused the vice president of "doubling down on denial" over the deadly invasion at the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail the Obama administration's early response to the killing of the ambassador and three other Americans there.

    GOP lawmakers refused to accept the department's explanation Wednesday that protection judged adequate for the threat was overwhelmed by an unprecedented assault in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. citizens against any travel to the two countries due to security concerns over rising anti-American violence.

    "Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens," said department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
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  • NEW YORK (AP) — A first-person lament by a former State Department official on "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" has attracted more visitors to The Atlantic magazine website in a 24-hour period than any magazine story the site has ever published.

    The piece by Anne-Marie Slaughter described her struggles balancing a high-powered career with raising her two sons.

    Clicks were "approaching 450,000 uniques," magazine spokeswoman Natalie Raabe said Friday, citing data from Omniture.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
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  • NEW YORK (AP) — A first-person lament by a former State Department official on "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" has attracted more visitors to The Atlantic magazine website in a 24-hour period than any magazine story the site has ever published.

    The piece by Anne-Marie Slaughter described her struggles balancing a high-powered career with raising her two sons.

    Clicks were "approaching 450,000 uniques," magazine spokeswoman Natalie Raabe said Friday, citing data from Omniture.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
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  • NEW YORK (AP) — A first-person lament by a former State Department official on "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" has attracted more visitors to The Atlantic magazine website in a 24-hour period than any magazine story the site has ever published.The piece by Anne-Marie Slaughter described her struggles balancing a high-powered career with raising her two sons.Clicks were "approaching 450,000 uniques," magazine spokeswoman Natalie Raabe said Friday, citing data from Omniture.The piece also had more than 75,000 Facebook recommendations, not counting the links posted on individual facebook p

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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