The Obama administration revised the controversial talking points delivered to Congress and Ambassador Susan Rice 12 times, extensively editing the documents after the first drafts produced by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Damaging new revelations continue to undermine the Obama administration as Congress prepares to resume hearings examining the response to the September 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead including the U.S. ambassador.
The State Department announced Thursday the administration will not present an Egyptian political activist with an award until reviewing anti-Semitic and anti-American statements made by the activist on Twitter.
One American has died in the Algerian hostage crisis, according to Associated Press sources.
The United States announced that it was ending official aid work in Russia, the Washington Post has reported.