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Posted: August 13, 2014 at 4:25 a.m.

Clinton to Obama: Her words hyped WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to say that her remarks in a recent interview weren't intended as an attack on his policies or leadership, according to her spokesman.

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