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Former CIA director Mike Pompeo won Senate support in a vote Thursday to be secretary of state

Mike Pompeo in North Korea: ‘We’re Not Going to Relieve Sanctions’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on a flight to North Korea Wednesday that the United States is “not going to relieve sanctions” without having fully eliminated the threat from Kim Jong-un’s rogue communist regime, despite the reported release of unjustly imprisoned Americans in the country.

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Two More Guantánamo Detainees Released from Facility

Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah and Abd Al Aziz Abduh Abdallah Ali Al Suwaydi have been released from Guantánamo Bay detention camp, bringing the detainee total at the facility down to 91 individuals.

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White House: $1.7 Billion To Iran A ‘Good Deal For Taxpayers’

The Obama administration is defending the $1.7 billion payment to Iran as a “a very good deal for taxpayers,” after the United States made a deal with the rogue nation around the same time as the release of five detained Americans from Iranian custody.

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U.S. Releases Two Al-Qaeda-Linked Detainees from Guantánamo Bay

Two Guantánamo detainees from Yemen have been transferred from the detention center and relocated to Ghana, marking the beginning of an expected 17 imminent departures from the naval base. Now, just 105 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay.

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Report: Assad Regime Made Tens of Thousands ‘Disappear’

A new report from Amnesty International charges the Assad regime with making over 65,000 Syrians ‘disappear’ during four years of civil war, an “organized attack against the civilian population” carried out not just for political gain, but for profit.

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Senator Cotton: Terrorists ‘Can Rot In Hell’

On February 4, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) lashed out against those pretending the closure of Guantanamo Bay will save America from terror attacks and said that as far as he’s concerned, terrorists “can rot in hell.”