Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who had pledged to oppose Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state, tweeted moments before the vote that President Trump had talked with him and changed his mind. Earlier, two Democrats said they would back Pompeo, all but guaranteeing that he will be confirmed by the full Senate.
The move, which came just before Ronny Jackson was was set to testify, comes after top Republicans and Democrats raised concerns about his qualifications and oversight of the White House medical staff.
Authorities took a 25-year-old man into custody after the attack, which also left 15 people hurt. Officials said the incident did not appear to have a connection to national security, though they did not yet know of a motive.
Gazans are struggling to finance their daily lives. Young people — unable to pay for weddings or homes — are delaying marriage, figures show. Universities say students are dropping out because they cannot afford the fees. Unemployment is nearly 50 percent, data shows. “We are on the edge of economic collapse,” said Judge Mohammed Nofal.
First a church, now a Waffle House: A town on Nashville’s outskirts is shaken by recent attacks. Both shootings involved a young man storming into a crowd with a gun, and both involved a hero who stopped him.
The change would only allow the agency to consider studies for which the underlying data are available publicly. Critics say it would effectively block the agency from relying on long-standing, landmark studies linking air pollution and pesticide exposure to harmful health effects.