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US Senate Confirms Haspel to Be First Woman CIA Director

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as the Central Intelligence Agency's first female director by a vote of 54-45, ending a tumultuous nomination process in which lawmakers revisited the CIA's past interrogation practices. Six Democrats voted in favor of Haspel, while two Republicans opposed her nomination to replace Mike Pompeo, who was confirmed last month as secretary of state. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, praised Haspel, a...

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