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Kerry to divest some financial holdings

Move aims to avoid conflicts of interest at State Department

WASHINGTON — Senator John F. Kerry and his wife, seeking to avoid possible conflicts of interest, will sell nearly 100 separate investments in the United States and abroad if the Massachusetts Democrat is confirmed as secretary of state.

Kerry will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing, in which he is likely to face multiple questions of about his views on foreign policy and the direction he wants to take US diplomacy in President Obama’s second term.

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