Benghazi consulate attacks

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Indian Muslims burn the U.S. flag and shout slogans against the United States during a protest rally against an anti-Islam film called "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Jammu, India, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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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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