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White House Social Secretary Tested By Pope, China President Visits

The diplomatic double whammy of back-to-back visits by Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping is creating some pressure-filled days for Deesha Dyer, five months into her tenure as White House social secretary. No wonder a scented candle is among the half-dozen "must-have" items she keeps in her small office. "It provides a calm, peaceful atmosphere, which is important in this job," Dyer said. Dyer has worked at the White House since 2009, starting as an...

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