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Barack Obama, candidate for the United States Senate, Illinois, delivers his keynote speech to the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, on July 27, 2004.

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Barack Obama, candidate for the United States Senate, Illinois, delivers his keynote speech to the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, on July 27, 2004.

Obama’s Debut, Ten Years After — ‘I’m LeBron, baby!’

Even for Barack Obama, July 27, 2004, was a remarkable day. Ten years ago this Sunday, that’s when Obama moved from being an obscure Illinois state senator to a rising Democratic star who would win the presidency just four years...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014.

Kerry in Israel, West Bank: ‘Humanitarian’ Concerns

John Kerry is in town again. And his host, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quiet about it. For all the support for Israel that the U.S. has reiterated in the escalating conflict with Hamas, the State Department today was also talking about...

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Vienna's street cleaners walk by Coburg Palais hotel where US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the bilateral talls on the second straight day of talks over Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna, on July 14, 2014.

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Vienna's street cleaners walk by Coburg Palais hotel where US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the bilateral talls on the second straight day of talks over Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna, on July 14, 2014.

Hotel Vienna: Kerry Goes Marriott, Iranians Palais

In an unexpected twist, after more than two weeks of haggling in Vienna over the finer points of uranium enrichment, Iranian and U.S. diplomats find themselves united against the Europeans. Though they appear to part ways in their tolerance for...

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) during talks on Iran's nuclear program, in Vienna, on July 13, 2014.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) during talks on Iran's nuclear program, in Vienna, on July 13, 2014.

Iranian Instagram Diplomacy: Smile

There may be “significant gaps” remaining to be resolved between Iran and  world powers, yet that hasn’t stopped the Islamic Republic’s deputy foreign minister from trying his own unique way of narrowing differences. During a top-level meeting in Palais Coburg,...

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A striking worker of the French state-run rail operator SNCF, backed by French union Sud-Rail lights a flare as he demonstrates against reform plans proposed by the French government on June 24, 2014 in Paris.

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A striking worker of the French state-run rail operator SNCF, backed by French union Sud-Rail lights a flare as he demonstrates against reform plans proposed by the French government on June 24, 2014 in Paris.

Kerry Makes Paris, 192 miles, in 90 Minutes: Trains, not Planes

Secretary of State John Kerry usually measures travel in terms of miles flown on the dedicated red-white-and-blue government aircraft he uses for global travel. Today in Belgium, he resorted to an older, more public form of transport: The train. Late...

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, leaves in this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo following hearings on the September 11 attacks against the US mission in Benghazi.

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, leaves in this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo following hearings on the September 11 attacks against the US mission in Benghazi.

Kerry to House: One Benghazi Appearance, Take Your Pick

“He will appear once on Benghazi:” State Department spokesman Marie Harf’s announcement today about her boss, Secretary of State John Kerry. With that, Kerry and his deputies have engineered a chance for House Republicans to fight among themselves for the TV time and...

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Russell "Russ" Girling, president and chief executive officer of TransCanada Corp., right, speaks with workers during a media event at the TransCanada Corp. Houston Lateral Project pipe yard in Mont Belvieu, Texas, on March 5, 2014.

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Russell "Russ" Girling, president and chief executive officer of TransCanada Corp., right, speaks with workers during a media event at the TransCanada Corp. Houston Lateral Project pipe yard in Mont Belvieu, Texas, on March 5, 2014.

TransCanada Sees ‘Arm’s-Length’ Pipeline Review by Kerry, Obama

After more than five years, President Barack Obama’s administration has yet to decide on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, with the State Department weighing U.S. approval. In all that time, company Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling says he’s...

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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