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    Time Editor Leaves for State Department

    File - The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, in this March 9, 2009 file photo. The United States issued an extraordinary global travel warning to Americans Friday Aug. 2, 2013 about the threat of an al-Qaida attack and closed down 21 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world for the weekend. The alert was the first of its kind since an announcement preceding the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite, File)


    Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine, has a new gig, according to sources, and it's a mouthful: if confirmed, Stengel will serve as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. In the role, Stengel would be responsible for "America's public diplomacy outreach," according to the State Department's website. Nancy Gibbs, Time's deputy managing editor, is expected to succeed Stengel. “One of the topics Rick focused a great deal on during his seven years as Time’s editor was national service and making the case for why it’s so important," a source close to Stengel told Capital New York. "Now he’s taking his own advice and moving on to a senior role at the State Department, where he will have the chance to serve his country."

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