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UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday warned that continued U.S. support for Egypt depends on its progress back to a democracy, as it struggles through a political upheaval.

Obama said the United States had “purposely avoided choosing sides” after the military’s July 3 overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, but warned “our support will depend upon Egypt’s progress in pursuing a democratic path.”

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Dr. Rachel Levine

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President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender Pennsylvania Health Secretary, to be his assistant secretary of health yesterday, according to several news outlets. If approved Levine will become the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate.

"A deeply experienced public servant and public health expert, she is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate," announced a tweet from the official White House Twitter account.


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