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Jamie McCourt, Trump's nominee to serve as envoy to France, has deep ties to Baltimore

Jamie McCourt, Trump's nominee to serve as envoy to France, has deep ties to Baltimore

A Baltimore native and daughter of a once prominent retailer in the city will appear Wednesday before a Senate committee considering her nomination to one of the most plum assignments in the U.S. diplomatic corps: Ambassador to France.

Jamie McCourt — a former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers whose father founded the Baltimore-based appliance and electronics chain Luskin's — would head to Paris at a time when U.S.-French relations have been jumbled by the divergent world views embraced by President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.

A businesswoman and attorney, McCourt emerged last year as a major Trump supporter, donating more than $400,000 to his...

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