Samantha Power sworn in as new US ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Samantha Power is officially the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to the 42-year-old Power on Friday, a day after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the outspoken human rights advocate by a vote of 87-10.

A former foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, Power succeeds Susan Rice, now the president’s national security adviser.

The swearing-in ceremony at the White House was closed to media coverage, but Biden’s office spread the word via photo release on Twitter.

The photo shows Power accompanied by her husband, Cass Sunstein, a former Obama administration official. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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