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Breaking: Senate Confirms John Kerry as Secretary of State

The Senate has confirmed John Kerry as secretary of state.

Read more from The Associated Press:

The Senate has confirmed Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.

The vote was 94-3. Once sworn-in, Kerry will replace Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is stepping down after four years.

The vote

came just hours after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination by voice vote. Kerry has led the committee for the past four years.

The 69-year-old Kerry is a decorated Vietnam veteran and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate.

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