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Missouri’s Robin Carnahan confirmed by U.S. Senate as agency chief

By: - June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON—Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was confirmed on a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the administrator of the General Services Administration. Carnahan, 59, will take over the leadership of a $20 billion, 12,000-employee agency tasked with managing work space for more than 1 million federal civilian workers, overseeing more […]

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working for a better life for all

By: - June 20, 2021

Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The United Nations reports that 11.2 million people were displaced from their homelands in 2020, bringing the total number of displaced persons in the world to 82.4 million. Of those forced to flee their […]