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Susan Rice fails to win over 3 GOP senators

WASHINGTON — UN ­Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would oppose her possible nomination to be secretary of state.

In a closed-door meeting that Rice requested, the ambassador answered questions from Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Kelly ­Ayotte of New Hampshire about her much-maligned expla­nations over the cause of the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. She was joined by acting CIA director Michael Morell.

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