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President-elect Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

10 days ago   |   By WBALTV

Power served as U.N. ambassador from 2013 to 2017.
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Interventionist Samantha Power is latest pick to serve in Joe Biden administration as USAID head

Interventionist Samantha Power is latest pick to serve in Joe Biden administration as USAID head

10 days ago   |   By RT

Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, famous for her screaming duels over Syria with late Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin, was picked by Joe Biden to head the US Agency for International Development in his administration.
Though her appointment was rumored in Washington for weeks, Biden's transition team officially confirmed it on Wednesday. Power is best known for her “ humanitarian ” interventionism advocacy. As an aide at the Obama White House, she championed US intervention in Syria and Libya - where US-backed Islamist militants sought to overthrow secular governments - in the name of...
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Samantha Power: Biden picks former UN envoy for USAID post

Samantha Power: Biden picks former UN envoy for USAID post

10 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Biden says USAID will coordinate the US's work to lead global response to combat the coronavirus in vulnerable nations.
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