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US Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden s choice to lead US diplomacy at the United Nations. Linda Thomas-Greenfield s confirmation on Tuesday reflected the Biden administration s determination to reengage with the world body and former President Donald Trump s diplomacy that often left the US isolated internationally. Senators voted 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield to the post, which will be a Cabinet-level position. Thomas-Greenfield, a retired 35-year veteran of the foreign service who resigned during the Trump administration, will be the third African American, and the second African American woman, to hold the job. Her confirmation was hailed by Democrats and advocates of the United Nations, who had lamented the Trump administration s unilateral approach to international affairs. This confirmation sends a message that the United States is back and that our foreign service is back, said Rep. Karen Bass, who chairs a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, global ..


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