Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is trying to douse criticism over newly released State Department emails sent during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, saying the communication is "not in and of itself evidence" that the administration had immediately concluded the assault was a terrorist attack from the beginning. News outlets say the State Department and White House received alerts as the attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, unfolded, saying that the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility.
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