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1st batch of Clinton emails to be released around 12:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state around 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday.

Spokeswoman Marie Harf says publication includes 296 emails given to a House committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

She says redactions were made according to Freedom of Information Act standards.

The documents cover emails between 2011 and 2012 related to the Benghazi facility and its security, and to the broader issue of a U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya.

Harf says the emails don’t provide new facts about how four Americans were killed on Sept. 11, 2012.

The State Department is still reviewing 55,000 further pages of emails from Clinton’s private email account. They’ll be published on a rolling basis.

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