Majority of US Senate backs Biden nominee for No. 2 State Dept post

A major of the US Senate on Tuesday supported the nomination of President Joe Biden's nominee, Wendy Sherman, to be deputy secretary of state, the number two position at the department.
As voting continued, the tally in the 100-member Senate was 53-38 in favor of confirming the nominee, as a handful of Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with Biden's fellow Democrats in Sherman's favor. 
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