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New ambassador to Sierra Leone hails from northwest Indiana

A northwest Indiana native is the new U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone. Portage native Maria Brewer has served in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and other locations during her career with … Click to Continue »
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