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Senate confirms Kerry as secretary of state

Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2013 - 00:41

Jan. 29 - In a vote of 94-3, U.S. senators confirm former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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U.S. Senator John Kerry wins overwhelming support from the Senate to become the next U.S. Secretary of State. The five-term senator and one time presidential candidate won broad support from Democrats and Republicans. Earlier Kerry spoke the Committee he once chaired -- the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR JOHN KERRY AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE NOMINEE SAYING: "What a privilege, seriously, to work with you and now to work with you in a different way. I thank you very, very much." Kerry will succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.

Senate confirms Kerry as secretary of state

Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2013 - 00:41

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