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Pompeo CIA confirmation vote: A preview of the 2020 presidential debate?

Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo secured 66 votes late Monday, enough to be confirmed as CIA director. But the real drama involved Democrats — and one Republican — who voted no on Pompeo and are likely to remind voters of the stand they took in the next presidential election. The dissenters have been building this case almost since the day President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo in November.

Nation & World

Syrian aid conference appeals for $8 billion in aid

As talks between Syrian factions and the government concluded in Kazakhstan, U.N. agencies and non-governmental groups at an aid conference in Finland appealed Tuesday for more than $8 billion in funding to help millions of displaced people inside Syria and those who have fled the conflict to neighboring countries.

Business

What Trump's trade and geopolitical moves mean for China

With his rejection of an Asian trade pact, U.S. President Donald Trump has tackled the first in a promised series of far-reaching policy changes that could inadvertently give China room to assert itself as a regional leader and worsen strains over the South China Sea and Taiwan.

Business

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

French authorities ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Tuesday, a spike in censorship that some critics in the tech industry fear will do little to snuff out extremist content online.

Videos

Video of massive Florida gator goes viral

A video taken by Kim Joiner of a giant gator is going viral on Facebook. Joiner took the video at Circle B in Lakeland on Marsh Rabbit Run on Sunday, January 15.
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Video of massive Florida gator goes viral 0:32

Video of massive Florida gator goes viral

Watch formerly conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval meet for the first time after separation 1:17

Watch formerly conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval meet for the first time after separation

Impaired driver caught on Sarasota sheriff helicopter camera 3:42

Impaired driver caught on Sarasota sheriff helicopter camera

Breast cancer patient says TSA 'humiliated' her at security checkpoint 1:10

Breast cancer patient says TSA 'humiliated' her at security checkpoint