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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday, May 10, 2018, at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she made the comment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 11, 2018 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is not signing off quietly. As in so much of the senator's extraordinary life, the rebellious Republican is facing this challenging chapter — battling brain cancer — in his own rule-breaking way, stirring up old fights and starting new ones. Rarely has the sickbed been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday, May 10, 2018, at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she made the comment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 11, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday declined to condemn comments made by a special assistant to President Donald Trump dismissing Sen. John McCain's opinion during a closed-door meeting because, she said, "he's dying anyway." White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters...
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In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas. Cheney says the Senate should not only confirm CIA nominee Gina Haspel, but should restart the spy agency's harsh detention and interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11. Cheney told Fox Business on Thursday that if it were his call, he would have the program active and ready to be employed if needed. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 11, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the U.S. should restart the harsh detention and interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11, and called on the Senate to confirm CIA nominee Gina Haspel. Brutal interrogation practices are currently banned under U.S. law, but...
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May 11, 2018 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says a retired Air Force general who called Sen. John McCain "songbird John" for allegedly providing information to the North Vietnamese while he was a prisoner of war will not be invited back. The idea that McCain gave up information during the war was judged false years...
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Three Korean-Americans who were detained in North Korea for more than a year, Kim Dong Chul, from center bottom, Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song get off a military airplane after they were greeted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Thursday, May 10, 2018. The three Korean-Americans were greeted by Trump beneath a giant American flag after they returned to the mainland U.S. early Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 10, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Americans held in North Korean prisons have endured hard labor, some were kept at times in total darkness under conditions so bleak that one prisoner tried to kill himself, and succeeded in doing so after his release. President Donald Trump said early Thursday when he welcomed three Americans home...
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CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 10, 2018 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA (all times local): 10:31 a.m. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a leading Democratic voice against the CIA's now-defunct harsh detention and interrogation program, says she will vote against confirming...
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Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, smiles as she testifies at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 10, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's CIA nominee said during her confirmation hearing that she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable. Under questioning...
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CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 09, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's CIA nominee said Wednesday at her confirmation hearing that she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable. Under...
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CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 09, 2018 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is urging his colleagues to vote against the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director. McCain was detained and beaten in prison...
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CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, waves as she arrives for her meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 7, 2018. Walking with her is White House legislative affairs director Marc Short, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 07, 2018 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA nominee Gina Haspel tried to convince skeptical Democrats on Monday that she's the right person to lead the spy agency, just two days after she offered to step aside amid heavy criticism of her role in the agency's brutal interrogation program at black sites overseas. Haspel,...
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