against joining the Federated States of Micronesia in 1979, the islands gained full sovereignty in 1994 under a Compact of Free Association with the United States.


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'Ambassador' Jeff Merkley headed to UN thanks to Trump

The Oregonian 14 Sep 2018
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has another title — ambassador — to burnish his resume, and he has President Donald Trump to thank for it. Trump on Thursday quietly nominated Merkley to be a U.S ... Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin; Margarita Palau-Hernandez, a California lawyer and Republican fundraiser; and Elizabeth Erin Walsh, a former Trump staffer ... .
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