U.S. Senate confirms ex-Chicago Mayor Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate early Saturday confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan, despite questions about the murder of a Black teenager by a white police officer when Emanuel was mayor of Chicago. The Senate approved Emanuel by a vote of 48-21 in a middle-of-the-night session, with three of Biden’s fellow Democrats voting against his nomination. Emanuel is a former member of the House of Representatives and was the first White House chief of staff when President Barack Obama was president and Biden was vice president. Supporters backed him f…

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