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Senate Confirms Samantha Power as U.S. Envoy to UN, 87-10

The Senate voted 87 to 10 to confirm Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Power, 42, was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 5, and previously served on the staff of the White House National Security Council. She’s a human-rights activist and former journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for a 2002 book about U.S. policy in Bosnia and Rwanda titled “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.”