This day in history, December 16: Colin Powell nominated to become first African-American secretary of state

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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16, the 351st day of 2020. There are 15 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On Dec. 16, 2000, President-elect George W. Bush selected Colin Powell to become the first African-American secretary of state.

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