Libya nominee faces Senate grilling amid Benghazi probe

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Stevens was killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that also killed three other Americans. Republicans say the Obama administration has not been truthful about security lapses in Benghazi and its response during and after the attack.

Jones is a career diplomat who has previously served as ambassador to Kuwait and has held posts in the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Turkey, Ethiopia and Iraq. She is married to Richard Olson, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan.

The panel will also hear from James Knight, Obama's pick to be ambassador to Chad.