Senate approves nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state

Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state.
  
Obama chose the five-term Massachusetts Democrat and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is stepping down after four years.
 
Kerry has served on the Foreign Relations panel for 28 years and led the committee for the past four.

 

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