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UN Ambassador Susan Rice, right, smiles as she is applauded, as President Obama says what an excellent job she has been doing, before meeting with his cabinet, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Earlier, Rice continued her fight on Capitol Hill to win over skeptics in the Senate who could block her chances at becoming the next U.S. secretary of state. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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