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Ex-State Dept. worker refuses to testify on Clinton emails

Bryan Pagliano appeared briefly behind closed doors Thursday before a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks. He refused to answer questions, asserting his constitutional rights not to incriminate himself, committee members said.

Pagliano's lawyers said he also will refuse to testify if served with a subpoena by two Senate committees looking into the email controversy.

Clinton aides says 2016 bid hurt by email controversy

 The revelation came after Clinton's campaign acknowledges that her presidential bid was hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer.

Campaign chairman John Podesta is telling reporters on a conference call that Clinton faced "headwinds" in recent weeks, saying the "noise" about her email set-up has made it more difficult for her message to "break through."