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Globe-trotting John Kerry touts Mass.

ROME — John F. Kerry has long tried to break out to the international stage, but now that he is secretary of state, he’s still glancing homeward.

On the first leg of his maiden trip abroad as secretary of state, Kerry rarely let a stop go by without mentioning Massachusetts. “In my home state” was a frequent phrase.

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