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A man examines documents at the gutted U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The Justice Department has filed charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khatallah, the first indictment in last year’s deadly terrorist attack that killed four Americans. (Associated Press)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A man examines documents at the gutted U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The Justice Department has filed charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khatallah, the first indictment in last year’s deadly terrorist attack that killed four Americans. (Associated Press)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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**FILE** Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 21, 2012, after hundreds of civilians, military and police raided the Brigades base. The attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has sparked a backlash among frustrated Libyans against the heavily armed gunmen, including Islamic extremists, who run rampant in their cities. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was gutted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack by Islamic extremists. Also demolished in the aftermath were six paragraphs of initial talking points, including that the CIA raised the prospect that the U.S. facilities were “previously surveilled” by al Qaeda-linked terrorists in anticipation of the attack. (Associated Press)

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An American flag flies outside the U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Anti-terrorism police in Milan say the city's U.S. Consulate has been evacuated after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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An American flag flies outside the U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Anti-terrorism police in Milan say the city's U.S. Consulate has been evacuated after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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**FILE** This undated file photo reportedly shows the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Yemeni police officer (front), loyal to Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, takes part along with fellow Republican Guard troops during a demonstration demanding their reward, while armored vehicles patrol around the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 2, 2013. A military official said clashes erupted in the Yemeni capital when a group of soldiers who had joined a mutiny tried to storm the presidential palace. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Yemeni police officer (front), loyal to Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, takes part along with fellow Republican Guard troops during a demonstration demanding their reward, while armored vehicles patrol around the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 2, 2013. A military official said clashes erupted in the Yemeni capital when a group of soldiers who had joined a mutiny tried to storm the presidential palace. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), U.N. Security Council delegation members Susan Rice (center), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Nestor Osorio (leaving helicopter) of Columbia arrive in Malau, Sudan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Seventy northern Sudanese troops were killed and more than 120 are missing from an attack last week by southern Sudanese forces near the disputed region of Abyei, a Sudanese diplomat said Tuesday, while Ms. Rice called the incident a "serious violation" of the peace agreement. (AP Photo/UNMIS, Paul Banks)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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According to a review of statements, the military may be lowering some physical standards for male and female troops on the argument that certain tasks are outdated or irrelevant.

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Female soldiers test body armor while training in Fort Campbell, Ky. According to a review of statements, the military may be lowering some physical standards for male and female troops on the argument that certain tasks are outdated or irrelevant. (Associated Press)

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According to a review of statements, the military may be lowering some physical standards for male and female troops on the argument that certain tasks are outdated or irrelevant.

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Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaida is ... (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)

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A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (Associated Press)