CNN Security Clearance

From Elise Labott, reporting from Lima, Peru

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to douse a political firestorm around the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, saying she is responsible for the security of American diplomatic outposts.

“I take responsibility” for the protection of U.S. diplomats, Clinton said during a visit to Peru. But she said an investigation now under way will ultimately determine what happened in the attack that left four Americans dead.

The attack on the night of September 11 killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans at the American consulate in Benghazi.

The Obama administration has been heavily criticized after Vice President Joe Biden said during last week’s vice presidential debate that the White House did not know of requests to enhance security at Benghazi, contradicting testimony by State Department employees that requests had been made and…

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Front yard


Not so long ago when the sky was as blue as the ocean and it was full of little birds flying here and there, a little child always followed his mother to the front yard to hang on newly washed clothes. The world was so beautiful to him back then. It was so fresh and its smell was just like the wild flowers in his family garden. He looked deeply into the bluish vastness above his head, and imagined to be one of his fellow birdies. Mr old Sun shone sweetly over the little child, coloring the whole world in his honey-like light, fascinating the little child with his warmth and encouragement. The child bathed in the ocean of light and hope. The child loved the emerald sky of his childhood.


Veggie Meatballs.

Veggi Meatballs.

Feeling frustrated because your kids won’t eat their veggies? Hide them in a kid-friendly food!!

Do you have one of those kids who won’t touch a vegetable no matter what? If so, I totally can relate to you. My daughter will occasionally eat carrots, as long as there is lots of ranch dressing to dip them into. But vegetables at dinner time? Forget it. You can count on them being left on the plate.

Enter the Hidden Veggie Meatballs. Most kids like spaghetti and meatballs, right? Not only do you get to add those veggies into the meatballs for added nutrition, but the vegetables actually help to keep the meatballs moist. Making both kids and adults big fans.

You can serve these meatballs on top of spaghetti with marinara sauce, or serve them with different dipping sauces for the kids. Either way, they are getting some vegetables into their diets without even knowing it!

Gather up your ingredients: ground beef, bread crumbs, grated carrots, grated zucchini and an egg.
In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Use a light touch so that the meat doesn’t get tough. I prefer to mix meat with my hands. I think that’s the easiest way to do it!