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<p><b>WHY:</b> A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama's national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon. [<a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-source-obama-name-samantha-power-un-post">The Associated Press</a>]</p><br><br>

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Trending on: National Twitter, Baltimore Twitter

WHY: A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama's national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon. [The Associated Press]



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