Senate panel clears 14 ambassador nominations

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Tuesday's en-bloc approval aims to get the nominees confirmed by the Senate this week before the August recess so the new ambassadors can enroll their children in school and otherwise prepare for the coming year in their new posts.

Separately, the panel confirmed Sen. Tim KaineTim Kaine Violent white nationalist protests prompt state of emergency in Virginia Republicans will get their comeuppance in New Jersey, Virginia Spicer signs deal with top TV lawyer: report MORE (D-Va.) as chairman of the subpanel on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, while officially giving new member Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeySenate Dem: Trump has to stop ‘reckless’ language on North Korea Trump sparks debate over war resolution for North Korea Foreign Relations Dem: North Korea is the modern-day Cuban missile crisis MORE (D-Mass.) the chairmanship of the foreign aid subpanel.

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