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US State Department cuts budget by 6%

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to US Foreign Service workers at the US Counsulate General on April 8, 2013, in Jerusalem. The US State Department proposed Wednesday a $47.8 billion budget -- six percent less than in 2012 -- with cuts inThe US State Department proposed Wednesday a $47.8 billion budget -- six percent less than in 2012 -- with cuts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and increases for Asia programs and embassy security.