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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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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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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama’s Standing on World Stage — Diminished in American Eyes: Gallup

The leader of the free world has lost some luster in the eyes of the rest of the world — the way Americans here at home see it. Back in 2009, when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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People attend a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover in Tehran.

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People attend a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover in Tehran.

Obama to Iran: `We Will Come Down… Like a Ton of Bricks’

Chicago-styled hot dogs may be no match for French cuisine. Yet French President Francois Hollande once visited the U.S. in search of business intelligence about American fast food. “If you noticed a French guy poking around your local McDonald’s, that...

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Syrian emergency personnel exstinguish a fire at the scene of a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo on Jan. 21, 2014.

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Syrian emergency personnel exstinguish a fire at the scene of a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo on Jan. 21, 2014.

Deep Purple: Syrian Peace Talks Mood-Music in Montreux

Diplomats have found the perfect soundtrack for the Syria peace talks opening in the Swiss town of Montreux tomorrow: Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” The British rock band’s 1971 hit tells the true story of a fire at the...

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The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System uses heat and reagents to degrade chemical weapons.

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The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System uses heat and reagents to degrade chemical weapons.

Shipping Out to Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons

The Cape Ray sits in Portsmouth, Virginia, ship-shape and ready to turn Syria’s most deadly chemical weapons into what amounts to Drano. But its mission to destroy 700 tons of Syria’s bulk chemical weapons can’t begin until Russian trucks can...

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Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh on November 3, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh on November 3, 2013.

Kerry Sees Saudi King: ‘Senior Player’

Third time’s the charm? Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting at this hour with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah to try to patch up the recent rather public spat over U.S. actions on Syria, Iran and other matters. It was Kerry’s third...

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama ‘Madder’ Than Anyone, Now What?

“Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the Web-site isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed.” – President Barack Obama on the troubled start-up of HealthCare.gov, the online portal to the new...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, left and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at news conference on Sept. 14, 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland, announcing agreement on Syrian chemical weapons.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, left and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at news conference on Sept. 14, 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland, announcing agreement on Syrian chemical weapons.

Syrian Solution: U.S., Russia: ‘The World’s Mediators’

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT Two weeks ago today, President Barack Obama stood in the Rose Garden of the White House threatening U.S. military action against Syria for its evident deployment of chemical weapons killing more than 1,400 people, including...

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