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U.S. Senate confirms Burns to be CIA director



U.S. Senate confirms Burns to be CIA director

By Reuters
18 Mar 2021 0

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate backed veteran diplomat William Burns on Thursday to become President Joe Biden's Central Intelligence Agency director.

The Senate voted by unanimous consent, without objection, to approve Burns, a former ambassador to Russia and former deputy secretary of state, to lead the agency. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Editing by Franklin Paul)


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