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House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor
House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor

After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring. Rather than photographs of burning buildings and rampaging mobs in Libya, the hearing of the Select Committee on Benghazi featured organization charts. And rather than revisiting the events that led to the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012, the questions mostly focused on a less discussed issue – whether the State Department has improved security procedures since. The shift reflected...

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