Kerry follows Obama’s 5 percent example, others haven’t yet

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In solidarity with government employees facing the effects of the mandatory budget cuts under sequestration, Secretary of State John Kerry will follow President Obama’s lead and give 5 percent of his government salary to a charity that benefits State Department employees, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced today.

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Senate votes to confirm Kerry as secretary of state

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The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, to be secretary of state Tuesday. The vote was 94 to 3, with three Republicans – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. – voting against him.

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Back on the job, Clinton presented with football helmet after concussion

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got a standing ovation at her first day back at work since suffering a concussion and blood clot.

She was presented with a gift from her staff: protective head gear — a football helmet with the State Department logo on the side.

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Clinton plans to return to work next week

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was released last night from the hospital after being treated for a blood clot, is looking forward to coming back to work next week, spokesperson Victoria Nuland said today.

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Obama taps Kerry for Secretary of State

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Saying that his new pick for the nation’s top diplomatic job is “not going to need a lot of on-the-job training,” President Barack Obama announced Friday his nomination of Senate Foreign Relations Committee head and onetime Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry as the next Secretary of State.

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Hillary Clinton faints, recovering at home

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion after becoming dehydrated because of a stomach virus, the State Department said Saturday.

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Exclusive: Amb. Rice withdraws from Sec. of State consideration

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In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams, Ambassador Susan Rice described the moment she called President Barack Obama and told him to withdraw her name from those he is considering nominating as secretary of state. Rice defends her comments made about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and describes what it’s been to like to be in the center of a political firestorm. 

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; saddened by partisan politics

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Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.

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Exclusive interview with Rice Thursday at 10pm ET on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

BREAKING: Susan Rice tells NBC News that she is officially withdrawing from consideration for Secretary of State.

Exclusive interview with Rice Thursday at 10pm ET on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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'It pains me': Clinton decries plight of women in male-dominated countries

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In an emotional speech as she nears the end of her term of office, Hillary Clinton warned there would be “many sacrifices and losses” before daughters were “valued as sons” across the world, according to reporters traveling with the secretary of state.

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