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|In her effort to improve the U.S. image abroad, Hughes traveled extensively, set up three "rapid-response units" overseas to handle public relations in reaction to news events and made more U.S. Arabic speakers available for interviews with news media in the Arab world. The State Department's public diplomacy budget was nearly doubled during her tenure, reaching nearly $900 million a year.|
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