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    SONENSHINE: Personifying America outside the perimeter

    September brings a change in seasons and a chance to remember. A dozen years have passed since the day the twin towers fell, but we never look at a bright-blue, clear September sky quite the same way, and certainly each September 11 anniversary gives us pause. With so much global agony, including conflict in Syria and throughout the Middle East, this is a good time to remind ourselves about the value of our diplomacy, particularly public diplomacy, and to remember those working overseas so that we can feel secure at home. Let's not get lulled into a false sense of security or dare to forget those who are keeping us safe.

  • This undated photo provided by Tom Smedinghoff, shows Anne Smedinghoff. Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was killed Saturday, April 6, 2013 in southern Afghanistan , the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Tom Smedinghoff)

    Secretary of State John Kerry to visit with parents of slain U.S. diplomat

    Secretary of State John Kerry said he is going to visit with the parents of slain diplomat Anne Smedinghoff during a stop in Chicago on Monday.

  • This undated photo provided by Tom Smedinghoff, shows Anne Smedinghoff. Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was killed Saturday, April 6, 2013 in southern Afghanistan , the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Tom Smedinghoff)

    Shades of Benghazi: State Department changes story on Afghanistan blast that killed diplomat

    The State Department has acknowledged that five Americans killed in Afghanistan, including 25-year-old diplomat Anne Smedinghoff, were on foot when they were caught in the blast of a suicide bomber, and not in an armored vehicle as officials told bereaved relatives earlier this week.

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    State Department story changes days after another attack

    The State Department has acknowledged that five Americans killed in Afghanistan, including 25-year-old diplomat Anne Smedinghoff, were on foot when they were caught in the blast of a suicide bomber, and not in an armored vehicle as officials told bereaved relatives earlier this week.

  • This image made from AP video shows the scene moments after a car bomb exploded in front of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Qalat in Afghanistan's Zabul province on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said. (AP Photo via AP video)

    Secretary of State John Kerry mourns 'selfless' American diplomat killed in Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday railed against the "cowardly" terrorists responsible for the attack that killed five Americans in Afghanistan, including a "selfless, idealistic" young diplomat on a mission to donate books to students.

  • ** FILE ** Afghan National Army soldiers rush to the scene moments after a car bomb exploded in front the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Qalat in Afghanistan's Zabul province on April 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

    U.S. diplomat killed in Afghanistan wanted to help

    A young U.S. diplomat killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan was an up-and-coming public servant who loved working directly with Afghan residents, those who knew her said Sunday.

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