Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 1:11 pm
There was an explosion Friday at an entrance to the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, and within hours American officials were calling it a "terrorist attack."
Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 8:44 am
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves her position Friday after four years on the job, handing over duties to her successor, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
The United States Senate voted today to confirm Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.
Just five days ago, Kerry, a democratic senator from Massachusetts, testified before the committee he chaired. As NPR's Michele Kelemen reported at the time, the hearing was a love fest.
Kerry is decorated Vietnam war veteran and the son of a diplomat. He has served in the Senate since 1985.