Benghazi consulate attacks

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A Muslim man holds a sign declaring "USA your ridiculous film is an act of hatred of Islam", in front of a police cordon during a protest against a film produced in the U.S. that they say insults the Prophet Muhammad, in Athens, Sun. 23, 2012.  The protesters tried to march to the U.S. Embassy,  but riot police blocked all exits from the square and used tear gas to disperse the protesters. It is the first such protest against the film by Muslims in Greece.(AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty.

Four Americans were killed in the September 2012 attack, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. The attack ignited a political firestorm in Washington that could still resonate if Hillary Clinton, secretary of state at the time, runs for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. (Reuters)


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