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The Latest: State Dept: Benghazi outpost was no mistake

The latest on the House GOP Benghazi report, released Tuesday (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

The State Department says it was not a mistake to have the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi and that it hopes to be back in Libya.

Department spokesman Mark Toner says Benghazi was an important outpost during the civil war and nobody believed in the importance of being there more than Chris Stevens did. Toner says Stevens was not alone in thinking that it was important for the U.S. to have representation there.

Toner also disputed one of the report's claims that a security team sat on a plane in Rota, Spain, for three hours and that team members changed in and out of...