Secretary Of State Role A Natural Fit For John Kerry

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U.S. Sen. John Kerry (left), who was nominated Friday to be secretary of state, is shown shaking hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during a trip to Pakistan last year. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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John Kerry Already A Familiar Face To World Leaders

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Sen. Kerry Gets Obama's Nod For Secretary Of State

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State Department Faulted For Inadequate Security In Benghazi Attack

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Benghazi Report Faults State Department

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Rice Drops Out Of Race For Secretary Of State

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U.S. Adds Syrian Rebel Group To Terror List

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Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to the media at U.N. headquarters in April. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Secretary Of State Speculation Turns Up Heat On Rice

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A newspaper with a front-page photo of President Obama is displayed at a press house in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, on Thursday, ahead of Obama's visit. Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Visit To Myanmar: Too Much, Too Soon?

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How The New President Might Rebuild Top Cabinets

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Clinton: Al-Qaida May Be Linked To Libya Attack

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Violent Protests Sparked By Anti-Islam Film Ebb

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U.S. Condemns Killing Of Ambassador, Staff In Libya

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A rebel fighter fled after attacking a tank with a rocket-propelled grenade last week in Aleppo, Syria. The escalating Syrian conflict is among several issues in the Middle East that the next U.S. president must confront. Manu Brabo/AP hide caption

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Next U.S. President Faces A Middle East 'In Turmoil'

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Turkey Feeling The Pressure Of Syrian Refugees

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