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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang listens at left as Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the opening session of the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue on July 10, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** The State Department headquarters is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** The State Department headquarters is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters during a joint news conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo following their meeting at the State Department in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** The State Department headquarters is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** The State Department headquarters is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden delivers remarks at the 43rd annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department in Washington on May 8, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota at the State Department in Washington Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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**FILE** State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington on March 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington on March 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden delivers remarks at the 43rd annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department in Washington on May 8, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden delivers remarks at the 43rd annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department in Washington on May 8, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Vice Chairman Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, speaks as State Department officials Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson, Foreign Service Officer and Gregory Hicks, senior diplomat in Libya, and Eric Nordstrom, Diplomatic Security Officer and former Regional Security Officer in Libya, testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill on May 8, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters during a joint news conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo following their meeting at the State Department in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/ChargÈ díAffairs in Libya Gregory Hicks, center, and State Department officials Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson, right, arrive to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/ChargÈ díAffairs in Libya Gregory Hicks, center, and State Department officials Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson, right, arrive to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)

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State Department Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson arrives to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)

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State Department officials Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson gives opening testimony before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice Chairman Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, speaks as State Department officials Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson, Foreign Service Officer and Gregory Hicks, senior diplomat in Libya, and Eric Nordstrom, Diplomatic Security Officer and former Regional Security Officer in Libya, testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill on May 8, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)