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Diplomat's Death in Libya First Reported on Gaming Site

News of U.S. official Sean Smith's death first broke on a gaming site, where he was remembered fondly as "Vile Rat," an avid player of Eve and a good friend to other online gamers. Chillingly, Smith was online chatting when the attack on the American Consulate in Libya happened: His friend says that he typed "FUCK" and "GUNFIRE" before getting disconnected. (via Talking Points Memo.)

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