Under fire, Rice out as potential nominee

Posted: December 14, 2012 at 2:57 a.m.

Susan Rice will continue to serve as U.N. ambassador after dropping out of the running for secretary of state, President Barack Obama said.

Susan Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration for secretary of state in the face of relentless opposition from Republicans in Congress over her role in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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