Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.

Clinton Cautions North Africa Is A Region To Watch

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U.S. 'Deeply Regrets' Russia's Adoption Ban

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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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U.N. Ambassador Rice Not The Typical Diplomat

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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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Mali In Danger Of Turning Into Terrorist Safe Haven

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How The New President Might Rebuild Top Cabinets

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Temporary Ceasefire May Be On The Way In Syria

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