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Gina Haspel confirmed as first ever female Central Intelligence Agency director

Gina Haspel confirmed as first ever female Central Intelligence Agency director

Senator John McCain and Senator Todd Young of IN were absent. "She is intimately familiar with the threats facing our nation", the North Carolina Republican said . Other Democrats on the committee had troubuling words for Haspel. Doug Jones of Alabama is opposing her and Sen. Nearly all details about Ms. Haspel's record at the agency were classified, and officials there defied calls from some lawmakers to make them available to the public ahead of the vote. Read More

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Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians on Monday who protested on the Gaza border as the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, moving its diplomatic mission in Israel to the contested holy city from Tel Aviv. At a UN Security Council meeting, Palestine insisted Israel had committed a war crime by firing at the protesters, while Hamas - the rulers of Gaza - was accused of using civilians as "human shields". Read More

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Israeli army warplanes hit Gaza strip

Israeli army warplanes hit Gaza strip

The moving of the embassy, a campaign pledge by U.S. President Donald Trump , has infuriated Palestinians, who view the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. "The crossing will remain closed until the damages caused by the riots are repaired and will reopen in accordance with a situation assessment", an Israel Defense Forces spokesman announced on social media Saturday. Read More

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At Least Two Dead, 13 Injured In Indonesia Church Attacks, Say Police

At Least Two Dead, 13 Injured In Indonesia Church Attacks, Say Police

ISIS claimed responsibility for that incident although police rejected its involvement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim-majority country and has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy. Hundreds of Indonesians have flocked to fight with IS, sparking fears that extremist outfits could get a new lease on life. Read More

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Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

According to those familiar with the admonishment, Trump was unhappy with Nielsen's handling of border security; one source told the Times that the president went on a long tirade about Nielsen's lack of ability to tighten the U.S. Trump has let his frustration surrounding immigration issues be known to the public, especially recently, as a caravan of about 150 migrants from Central America made its way to the southern border. Read More

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Qatar drawn with N Korea, Lebanon at Asian Cup

Qatar drawn with N Korea, Lebanon at Asian Cup

India will open their campaign against Thailand on January 6 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi and on January 10 India will take omn hosts UAE at the same venue. Chhetri was part of the national team in the 2011 Doha Asian Cup, the last time India played in the continental championship. The culmination to this great event will see the Asian Champions bring crowned on the 1st of February. Read More

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House Republicans Formally Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

House Republicans Formally Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Trump on May 1 said it was "disgraceful" that questions the special counsel would like to ask him were publicly disclosed, and he incorrectly noted that there were no questions about collusion. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins has joined 17 others in Congress in nominating President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize because of his work to ease nuclear tensions with North Korea . Read More

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House Chaplain Un-Resigns, Says Ryan Aide Objected To His Catholicism

House Chaplain Un-Resigns, Says Ryan Aide Objected To His Catholicism

During a conference earlier this week, Ryan insisted his decision to oust Conroy wasn't political, but performance-based, "and a number of our members felt like the pastoral services were not being adequately served , or offered". "It's going to be more trouble than it's worth", Wilson said, and will now be hard for Ryan to "extricate himself gracefully". Last November, Conroy prayed for lawmakers to make sure that "there are not winners and losers under new tax laws, but benefits ... Read More

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May has appointed a new head of the British

May has appointed a new head of the British

Speculation about her future had swirled on April 27, as the home office and Downing Street failed to respond after the Guardian revealed that she was aware of targets for removing illegal migrants from Britain. "I think he's one of those unusual people who combines passion and empathy with an ability to get things done". "The prime minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the home secretary", said a spokesman for May's office. Read More

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