Sen. John Kerry has been confirmed as the next secretary of state by the full U.S. Senate on a 94-3 vote.
Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran and former Democratic presidential nominee, takes over for outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. His nomination was approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier Tuesday.
Watch CNN's interview with Clinton today at 5 p.m. ET on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and follow coverage on http://www.cnn.com
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