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President Barack Obama speaks at the Diplomatic Corps Holiday Reception at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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"Diplomatic immunity must not become diplomatic impunity" - Mark P. Lagon, who headed the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under President George W. Bush. (State.gov)

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"Diplomatic immunity must not become diplomatic impunity" - Mark P. Lagon, who headed the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under President George W. Bush. (State.gov)

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

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The 2009 Kennedy Center Honorees Robert De Niro, left; Grace Bumbry, bottom left, Dave Brubeck, bottom right; Bruce Springsteen, second from right; and Mel Brooks, right, pose with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a photo at the State Department following the Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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The 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees, from left, John Paul Jones, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Natalia Makarova, Robert Plant, Dustin Hoffman, and David Letterman pose for a group photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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The 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees, from left, John Paul Jones, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Natalia Makarova, Robert Plant, Dustin Hoffman, and David Letterman pose for a group photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks during a ceremony in recognition of World AIDS Day, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the State Department in Washington, where she released The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, (PEPFAR) Blueprint' for Creating an AIDS- Free Generation. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the United States is prepared to resume a data exchange with Russia if Moscow meets its Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty obligations. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The State Department headquarters is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)

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** FILE ** Carry teams move transfer cases of the remains of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, from a transport plane during a ceremony Sept. 14, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, marking the start of congressional and State Department inquiries into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. (Associated Press)

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Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, under secretary for management at the State Department, answers questions on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. From left are, Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomat Security, Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer with the State Department, and Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, a Utah National Guard Army Green Beret who was the top security official at the consulate in Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Aides bearing armfuls of papers arrive Oct. 10, 2012, on Capitol Hill with witnesses from the State Department for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Sept. 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Ambassador Patrick Kennedy (right), under secretary for management at the State Department, answers questions Oct. 10, 2012, on Capitol Hill during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. From left are Kennedy; Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomat Security; Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer with the State Department; and Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, a Utah National Guard Army Green Beret who was the top security official at the consulate in Libya. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, accompanied by President Obama, meets Sept. 12, 2012, with State Department personnel in the courtyard of the State Department building in Washington after the president spoke at the White House concerning the recent deaths of Americans in Libya. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Patrick Kennedy, State Department official, was questioned on Capitol Hill about the attack in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. (The Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A crowd at the State Department embraces Robert G. Anders, one of the six diplomats spirited out of Tehran in 1980 under the guise of a Hollywood crew member and with the help of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (left). (The Associated Press)

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Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy (U.S. State Department)