Hillary Clinton has been endorsed as President-elect Barack Obama's
secretary of state by the US Senate's foreign relations committee. The final vote on her appointment will be taken in the Senate after the inauguration of Mr Obama on 20 January.
During the hearing, Mrs Clinton promised a departure from the foreign policy of the Bush administration.
Meanwhile, the nominee for attorney-general described the interrogation technique of waterboarding as torture.
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