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Susan Rice Won't Be Secretary of State

Dec. 13, 2012
Susan Rice

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has withdrawn from consideration to become secretary of state, NBC News reported Thursday.

Rice was long considered a top contender for the job, but her hopes of succeeding Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had dimmed amid criticism from Republican lawmakers over her early, faulty explanation of the deadly Benghazi attack in September.

Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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