Nation Apr 30

Obama to nominate Gayle Smith as next USAID chief

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Gayle Smith, his adviser and the senior director for development and democracy at the National Security Council, as the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the White House said Thursday.

In our news wrap Wednesday, USAID administrator Rajiv Shah announced he’s stepping down hours before the diplomatic deal with Cuba was announced. Shah had overseen the agency’s involvement in secret programs in Cuba. Also, Pakistan mourned and buried victims of…