Benghazi consulate attacks

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Pakistani protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a demonstration that is part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, near the  US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Placard reads, "ready to die for the sanctity of the Prophet." (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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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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