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U.S. Senate confirms Burns to be CIA director

FILE PHOTO: Senate Intelligence Committee holds hearing on William Burns nomination to be CIA director on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON (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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