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The White House has tapped Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Senate must confirm the nomination before he can fill the role.

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The White House has tapped Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Senate must confirm the nomination before he can fill the role.

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