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Libya hearing to put Kerry in spotlight

WASHINGTON — Insight into how the next secretary of state might reshape US diplomacy could come Thursday, when Senator John F. Kerry, widely expected to win the post, chairs a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the fatal security failings at the US consulate in Libya.

The hearing on the terrorist attack in Benghazi comes on the heels of a scathing new report outlining “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies.”

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