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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty to conspiracy charge in first court appearance

Ahmed Abu Khattala, suspected of masterminding the 2012 terrorist attack on the United States embassy in Benghazi, pled not guilty to a single charge of conspiracy after arriving in the U.S. this morning.

Abu Khattala's appearance at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. was his first public one since he was captured 13 days ago in Libya. The Saturday hearing — a rarity — lasted less than 10 minutes, although officials believe the subsequent proceedings could be incredibly lengthy.

Read more about how experts anticipate the case will proceed over at The Washington Post.