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Obama's tribute to embassy victims

President Obama has paid tribute to US envoy to Libya Chris Stevens "as everything America could want in an ambassador" as his body and three of his embassy staff were returned to US soil following the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

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Clinton: Victims gave their lives for US and our values

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has paid individual tributes to US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three embassy staff members killed in a rocket attack at the US Consulate in Benghazi.

She offered her "most heartfelt condolences and deepest gratitude" to their families as the bodies of Mr Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woodes and Glen Doherty were returned to US soil.

Clinton began her speech: "Today we bring home four Americans who gave their lives for our country and our values."

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