Biden reportedly picks longtime aide Antony Blinken as secretary of state

Antony Blinken.
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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, people with knowledge of the matter told The New York Times on Sunday.

Blinken, 58, is one of Biden's closest foreign policy advisers, serving as his top aide on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and national security adviser when Biden was vice president. He joined the State Department during the Clinton administration, and was a deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration.

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