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It's not official yet, but it looks likely that the new ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St. James's (that's the wordy, official title of the U.S. ambassador to the UK) will be Jane Hartley. You can find out about her in our news section.
Are you thinking about traveling home to the States? Is your passport up to date? No? Uh-oh! Except you may be able to use your expired one, but only to return directly to the USA, and only before the end of the year. We have the details.
And American Citizens Abroad (ACA) has awarded its prestigious Thomas Paine Award to dual national (American and German) journalist Andreas Kluth for his writings about Americans living and working overseas, not only about their concerns and issues but also about who they are and their reasons for living overseas.
This week's selected features are about entertainment - two great theater productions and a book written from the heart of Hamilton: An American Musical - and sports – what it was like being gay in America's macho national sport before Carl Nassib came out.
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