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Obama skeptical of Assad claim on chemical weapons

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he’s “deeply skeptical” of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton out, Kerry in as US secretary of state

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman (second from right) Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington, last Thursday (Friday in Manila), for the start of his confirmation hearing to become the next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center. From left are, committee presiding Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton, Kerry and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as U.S. secretary of state, capping a four-year tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited. John Kerry was sworn in to replace her.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Defiant Clinton takes on lawmakers on Libya attack

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders to Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016 presidential rivals.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hillary Clinton back at work after hospitalization

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This handout photo provided by the State Department shows Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holding up a football jersey, number "112" at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, as she returned to work on Monday after a month-long absence caused first by a stomach virus, then a fall and a concussion and finally a brief hospitalization for a blot clot near her brain. She was also given a blue football jersey with "Clinton" and the number 112 —the record-breaking number of countries she has visited since becoming secretary of state—printed on the back. AP/State Department

Cheers, a standing ovation and a gag gift of protective headgear greeted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she returned to work on Monday after a monthlong absence caused first by a stomach virus, then a fall and a concussion and finally a brief hospitalization for a blood clot near her brain.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

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Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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