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CBS admits error in Benghazi ‘60 Minutes’ story

NEW YORK — CBS News admitted Friday it was wrong to trust a ‘‘60 Minutes’’ source who claimed to be at the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the publisher of the source’s book on the incident has halted its publication.

‘‘There are so many people out there who have the potential to deceive a news organization,’’ said Jeffrey Fager, CBS News chairman and ‘‘60 Minutes’’ executive producer, in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. ‘‘We do our best and I think we do very well at spotting them. This time, I really feel like one got through and it’s extremely disappointing.’’

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