Kerry Washington calls on women to support women at Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ? Olivia Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the Sundance Film Festival's annual Women in Film Brunch, telling guests that progress is going to take "courage on all of our parts."
White House warns China on trade, South China Sea
Signaling Donald Trump's tough stance against Beijing on Monday, spokesman Sean Spicer said "the US is going to make sure we protect our interests" in the South China Sea. China lays claim to a vast extent of the South China Sea within a so-called "nine dash line," including waters claimed by several of its neighbors.
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Pompeo confirmed as CIA boss, Tillerson nomination advances
The US Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as CIA director and advanced the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, taking key steps toward filling President Donald Trump's cabinet. Pompeo, a Republican congressman on the House Intelligence Committee, becomes only the third member of Trump's cabinet to take his post, as the president's Republican Party has pushed hard to speed up confirmation of his nominees. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were sworn in Friday, Inauguration Day.
Senate confirms Trump's pick to run the CIA
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia's meddling in the U.S. election.
U.S. Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director on Monday, despite some lawmakers' concerns that he might expand surveillance or allow the use of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques widely considered torture. As voting continued, there were 67 "yes" votes, more than enough to confirm Pompeo, and 30 voted against. Almost all the opposition was from Democrats. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Additional reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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Japan's Aso says will seek U.S. understanding of TPP's benefitsTOKYO (Reuters) - Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that Japan would seek the United States' understanding of the strategic and economic benefits of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, after President Donald Trump formally withdrew from the free-trade pact.
2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.