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US Senate Confirms John Tefft as Envoy to Russia

The U.S. Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nomination for ambassador to Russia. John Tefft, a career diplomat specializing in Eastern Europe, was unanimously approved Thursday, filling a post that had been vacant since February. Tefft has served as Obama's ambassador to Ukraine and former President George W. Bush's ambassador to Georgia and Lithuania. The approval comes amid the most challenging period in U.S.-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War,...

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