Obama Nominates New Ambassador to Libya

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President Barack Obama has nominated a longtime U.S. diplomat to the Mideast as its next ambassador to Libya, filling the sensitive post that has been vacant since Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in an attack on an American outpost on Sept. 11.

Deborah K. Jones has served in American embassies in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Syria as a career diplomat. She also worked in U.S. embassies in Turkey and Ethiopia.