Clinton Publicly Sworn-In As Secretary Of State

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it was a great honor to be sworn in as the nation's top diplomat Monday. She was sworn in privately on Jan. 21 after she was confirmed by the Senate. In her speech, she offered thanks to President Obama and Vice President Biden. And she thanked her husband former President Bill Clinton for providing, "a lifetime of all kinds of experiences."

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

It was a great honor, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, to be sworn in as the nation's top diplomat. In her speech yesterday, she offered thanks to President Obama and Vice President Biden and her husband, whom she thanked this way...

HILLARY CLINTON: I am so grateful to him for a lifetime of all kinds of experiences.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

MONTAGNE: It's MORNING EDITION.

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