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First Watch: Kerry anniversary, Super Bowl fakes, Vodka killing Russian men

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 7:12 a.m.

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Secretary of State John Kerry taking office. Foreign policy analysts point to progress in the nuclear deal with Iran and the chemical weapons pact with Syria.

And federal officials have announced they've seized over $21 million dollars worth of fake Super Bowl merchandise. Counterfeit football jerseys and ball caps for the Denver broncos and Seattle Seahawks were found across the country. Feds say the market for fake football paraphernalia is a small, but emerging trend in the U.S.

And finally, a new study has revealed that a startling number of Russian men literally drink themselves to death. Turns out consuming three bottles of vodka a week contributes to the country's low life expectancy for Russian men, 64 years compared to the U.S.'s 76.

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