Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated his 70th birthday Wednesday in the company of his new dog, Ben.
Kerry recently showed off his canine sidekick around the State Department and on Twitter.
— Department of State (@StateDept) December 11, 2013
— Department of State (@StateDept) December 9, 2013
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