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Baird gives U.S. secretary of state a case of beer after losing hockey bet

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LONDON - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a case of beer Thursday to make good on their bet over who would win the women's world hockey championship.

The U.S. beat Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game on Tuesday in Ottawa.

As a result, Baird gave Kerry 24 Molson Canadian. Kerry, a Massachusetts native, had wagered a case of Samuel Adams.

Kerry and Baird were in London for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialized nations.

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