1. Diplomacy

    Report: Caroline Kennedy Picked as Japan Ambassador

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01:  Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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    President Obama has nominated Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F. Kennedy, to be the new ambassador to Japan, sources tell the Associated Press. If she’s confirmed, Kennedy would be the first woman to serve in that post. Kennedy campaigned for Obama in 2008 and was co-chair of his vice-presidential search committee in 2012. Kennedy briefly considered running for Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate seat after she resigned, but eventually dropped herself from consideration.

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