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Susan Rice rejects criticism of her remarks on Benghazi attack

UNITED NATIONS — US Ambassador Susan Rice rejected criticism of her remarks about the deadly attack on an American diplomatic mission in Libya, saying Wednesday that they were based on initial intelligence community assessments.

Rice, favored to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state, has kept a low profile since being criticized by Republicans for her televised description of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi as developing from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islamic video. The Obama administration later revised its early assessment and called the assault an organized terrorist attack.

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