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Clinton defends US response to Libya attack

WASHINGTON — In one of her final appearances as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday vigorously defended her handling of the Sept. 11 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans and prompted a scathing review of State Department procedures.

“As I have said many times, I take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right,’’ she said, reading a statement during a day of testimony before Senate and House committees. ‘‘I am determined to leave the State Department and our country safer, stronger, and more secure.’’

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