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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

Kerry’s Rising Ratings Still Trailing Clinton, Rice and Powell: Gallup

Even in a dangerous world, it turns out, being secretary of state may be good for you. John Kerry ran for president and lost. Now 55 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the secretary of state roving from...

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

Kerry Bears Gifts for Palestinians — and Shops at Manger Square

Secretary of State John Kerry played tourist for a few minutes today, after announcing $75 million in new U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority for “micro-infrastructure” projects. The money will go toward  road improvements and health centers, water systems, community...

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People visit an exhibit on pins and broaches worn by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Mint Museum on September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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People visit an exhibit on pins and broaches worn by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Mint Museum on September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

@Madeleine Albright: ‘Occasional Drummer’

One of the curious facets of Madeleine Albright’s debut on Twitter: The name was still available. @Madeleine went live today, the former secretary of state and first woman to hold the office, noted: First of 3 female SecState’s – last...

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Declan Power Sunstein hugs his mother, Samantha Power, the nominee to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations, at the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Declan Power Sunstein hugs his mother, Samantha Power, the nominee to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations, at the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Power Confirmed for U.N. Post

Samantha Power is the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The U.S. Senate said so today, on a vote of 87-10. BREAKING: Samantha Power just confirmed as US Ambassador to the UN. Welcome to @USUN, Ambassador Power! — US Mission to...

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s $200,000-Plus Talking Points: Major League Speaker

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made $186,000 a year. As a former secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady and generally a “Friend of Bill” involved in her husband’s foundation work, she will make more than $200,000...

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Secretary of State John Kerry waves to employees in the C Street Lobby during his first day at the State Department on Feb. 4, 2013 in Washington.

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Secretary of State John Kerry waves to employees in the C Street Lobby during his first day at the State Department on Feb. 4, 2013 in Washington.

John Kerry: ‘Big Heels to Fill’

Secretary of State John Kerry allowed today that he has “big heels to fill.” Kerry, addressing employees at the State Department on his first formal day on the job, pledged to focus on the safety of diplomats who work around the world...

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Sen. John Kerry testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

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Sen. John Kerry testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 94

That’s how many votes Sen. John Kerry received yesterday as he was confirmed by the Senate to be the next secretary of state. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, received the same number of votes for confirmation as his predecessor, former Sen....

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President Barack Obama sat with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an interview for CBS’s "60 Minutes” program.

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President Barack Obama sat with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an interview for CBS’s "60 Minutes” program.

Obama-Clinton: No Tea, Only Water

Considering how hard Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fought for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2008, their avowed close friendship today, after four years of Clinton’s service to the Obama administration, is remarkable enough that it raises the question:...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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John Kerry, navy lieutenant who was wounded three times in Vietnam and who has won the silver star for heroism, speaks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) on Capitol Hill on April 22, 1971.

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John Kerry, navy lieutenant who was wounded three times in Vietnam and who has won the silver star for heroism, speaks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) on Capitol Hill on April 22, 1971.

John Kerry Reporting for State Duty

John Kerry has been in training for this for some time, his friends say. The senior senator from Massachusetts, appearing before the committee he chairs today for confirmation of his nomination as secretary of state, first appeared there as a...

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