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

3 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

3 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

3 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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State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Chain-link fencing surrounds state capitols and police and National Guard troops are on patrol or standby in advance of possible violence leading up to the inauguration of... Read more ...

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

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Far-right personality ‘Baked Alaska' arrested after Capitol riot

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NH reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths

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Report: Steelers 'expected' to promote QB coach Matt Canada to offensive...

Report: Steelers 'expected' to promote QB coach Matt Canada to offensive coordinator

Ian Rapoport, National Insider for the NFL Network, made the announcement in a tweet Saturday afternoon. Read more ...

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COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 38 more deaths, 526 new cases

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Wisconsin sets new single-day record for COVID-19 deaths

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