State Department Releases Another 7,000 Pages of Hillary Clinton Emails

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state, speaks at the Littleton Rural Economic Roundtable at Littleton High School in Littleton, New Hampshire October 29. Katherine Taylor/Reuters

Updated | The U.S. State Department released more than 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's email messages on Friday afternoon.

The messages, mostly from 2011 and 2012, will put at the halfway mark the effort to make public the former secretary of state's emails. The State Department will release about 30,000 of Clinton's emails altogether.

Clinton used a personal email account and server while secretary of state, prompting a debate about her transparency while in office. Clinton, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, has apologized for using the private server and called for the emails to be released to quash worries that she was deliberately hiding anything.

A batch of Clinton emails was last released in late September. The majority of the messages were far from controversial, focusing on news articles, planning notes and schedules. In one email, Clinton has trouble using a fax machine. In another, she discusses gefilte fish.

This story has been updated to include information about the emails being released.