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Gina Haspel, President Trump nominee to become the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, made her career in covert action, but her involvement in controversial interrogations has already provoked Senate opposition to her confirmation.

Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, earned high level awards during her career. She was sworn in early last year as deputy director and helps manage intelligence collection, analysis, covert action and counterintelligence.

Trump announced Tuesday he was removing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The Senate must vote on Haspel’s confirmation to succeed Pompeo.

Sen. “She has the right skill set, experience and judgment to lead one of our nation most critical agencies,” he said.

Haspel’s past in the agency drew opposition to a potential promotion. Shortly after she became deputy director, senators raised questions about Haspel drafting a cable that called for the destruction of taped CIA interrogations in 2002 at a secret prison in Thailand.

Christopher Anders, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union Washington legislative office, called Haspel the figure in one of the most illegal and shameful chapters in modern American history. was up to her eyeballs in torture, both in running a secret torture prison in Thailand and carrying out an order to cover up torture crimes by destroying videotapes, Anders said. man held at the secret prison she ran was waterboarded 83 times, slammed against walls, sleep deprived and locked in a coffin like box. After she was promoted to a position back at CIA headquarters, she worked to destroy evidence of the torture crimes committed at the prison she ran. Haspel and Pompeo worked together for more than a year and have developed a great mutual respect,” he said.

Haspel said that after 30 years at the CIA, she was honored to serve with Pompeo during the past year. confirmed, I look forward to providing President Trump the outstanding intelligence support he has grown to expect, she said.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R Ark., called Haspel excellent choice and a professional. Brennan, a former CIA director, told MSNBC the “very controversial” interrogation program Haspel was connected with was approved by President George W. Bush and deemed lawful by the Justice Department.

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who was tortured as a prisoner during the Vietnam War, said the Senate would need the same commitment from Haspel as Pompeo gave to comply with the Army Field Manual rules for interrogation. He called the decision to waterboard prisoners after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, misguided and said the techniques are clearly banned now. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history, McCain said. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA interrogation program during the confirmation process. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said he opposes Haspel to head the CIA. Haspel’s background makes her unsuitable to serve as CIA director, he said. Ms. intelligence, the government can no longer cover up disturbing facts from her past.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D Ill., voted against Pompeo nomination and said, has done much worse. only did she directly supervise the torture of detainees, but she also participated in covering it up by helping to destroy the video evidence, said Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient. reprehensible actions should disqualify her from having the privilege of serving the American people in government ever again. month Haspel became deputy director, Wyden and Sen. They’re still waiting for answers. “Her nomination must include total transparency about this background, which I called for more than a year ago when she was appointed deputy director,” Wyden said.

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed a legal intervention with German prosecutors last year, calling for an arrest warrant for Haspel.

who commit, order or allow torture should be brought before a court this is especially true for senior officials from powerful nations, Wolfgang Kaleck, the group general secretary, said in filing the documents in June 2017. prosecutor must, under the principle of universal jurisdiction, open investigations, secure evidence and seek an arrest warrant. If the deputy director travels to Germany or Europe, she must be arrested. rising to deputy director, Haspel served overseas as chief of station in several assignments for the agency. In Washington, she became deputy director of foreign intelligence and covert action and chief of staff for the clandestine service director.
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The narratives are endless, and have been told already. Basically, other than Brady’s first championship when the Patriots were a huge underdog against the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl 36, it’s always been David versus Goliath.

Tom Brady is Goliath, obviously, and though the Patriots are favoured by only 4.5 points, it still seems like this is one of the most lopsided matchups of the Tom Brady era. But people are tired of the Patriots, and want to believe that it will be a close game. I’m on board with that, but deep down I’m not really sure if I think the Eagles can win. Sure, they have a great defence, and Nick Foles just played the game of his life two weeks ago; the week before that, he played like he has for most of his life, which is not good.

I’m not here to spell out the ins and outs of Super Bowl 52. You can get that elsewhere from people much smarter than I am (well, a little bit smarter than I am). Rather, I’m here to say that I’m a coward.

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Meeting a Nobel Laureate would likely be more than just a memorable experience. But meeting more than 400?

“They are beautiful encounters,” said Peter Badge , a German photographer who has captured nearly 415 intimate portraits of Nobel Prize winners since 2000. Currently, about 40 of Badge’s portraits are on display in the Los Alamos History Museum’s Rotating Exhibit Gallery, which runs until April 27.

“There are a lot of long stories,” Badge said. “Of course John Nash, A Beautiful Mind, who considered himself after 15 years of friendship with me, my protective grandfather.”

John Nash Jr., who shared the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel more commonly known as the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994, is one of the portraits currently on display. Nash, portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, was a mathematician whose contributions to concepts like game theory are still used in economics today.

Others who line the walls of the museum range from Nelson Mandela, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, to Roy J. Glauber, a former Los Alamos scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project and shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2005. Of the nearly two dozen Nobel Prize winners associated with the lab, eight have portraits included in the exhibit.

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Badge said he couldn’t be happier to have his work in Los Alamos.

“When I was a kid I always read about Los Alamos,” Badge said. “For me, it was really like a dream come true.”

For Bishop Gunnar Stlsett, having the exhibit in Los Alamos also seemed like the right choice.

“When I accepted to travel from Norway, this long way here, I did it because I thought it was a very brilliant idea that this whole exhibition on these two books of Nobel Laureates is being exposed here,” said Stlsett, who has served on and off the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1985. During this time, Stlsett has been one of the people who has chosen the winner for 17 prizes.

Bringing the exhibit to the Los Alamos History Museum happened through a collaboration with Antonio Redondo, a materials scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mars Inc. and the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, said Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Bringing the exhibit to Los Alamos was a natural step for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, said board member Nikolaus Turner.

“With Roy Glauber and Hans Bethe being here, and also being members of our founders assembly in Lindau, there was no question,” Turner said.

Bethe also worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1967, for contributing to the theory of nuclear reactions.

“All of this closes a circle, so to say,” Turner said.

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A Belle River man is back home safe and sound after racking up an $864,000 medical bill in Florida for emergency heart bypass surgery that followed frantic and stressful weeks in which his family tried, unsuccessfully, to find him a hospital bed in Ontario.

were told there were no beds available in Ontario, David Williams said. insurance company couldn get me home. and wife Carol are snowbirds, with a Tampa Bay trailer for winter stays, and have travel insurance coverage. But their insurer wanted him back home for medical care and surgery following a Jan. 4 heart attack. After three weeks of lying in a hospital near Tampa, however, Williams said his American cardio doctor advised him he couldn wait any longer.

surgeon said, heck with the insurance company, I operate pro bono he said he was prepared to do it for free. had double bypass surgery Jan. 24. He was cleared to fly home Feb. 12, accompanied on the trip by a nurse provided by his insurer.

The retired Ford worker experience adds further fuel to the current political debate over a perceived shortage of intensive care beds in Ontario. Both the PC and NDP opposition parties raised questions at Queen Park this week over the case of Stuart Cline, 71, of London, who died in St. Catharines last week after being forced to wait five days in Mexico with a burst blood vessel before a hospital bed could be found for him in Ontario. There have been other reports of Ontarian patients stranded abroad.

tragedy is the direct result of this government refusal to properly fund hospitals across this province, Progressive Conservative interim leader Vic Fedeli said during Question Period Monday.

Williams said he has no complaints about the medical attention he received at Brandon Regional Hospital, located east of Tampa. care in the United States was outstanding, he said.

But it was also breathtakingly expensive. following a heart attack, waiting for an Ontario hospital bed that never materialized. Eventually, he underwent heart surgery in Florida, racking up an $864,000 tab.

Williams, who is 71, said he simply forwarding those bills to his insurance company, with whom he has as of yet discussed the financial aspects of his ordeal.

don have a snowball chance in hell of paying that, he said. The insurance company has already contacted his Belle River family doctor, he added, my (medical) history, seeing if I had any pre existing condition. medical bill. all better now and recovering, and I feel great, he said. doctor here said it was probably a good thing I had surgery there. Here, I probably still be waiting. leader Andrea Horwath continued the attack on the Liberals in the Legislature on Thursday and again in Windsor on Friday. She related the experience of another Londoner, Joe Glowacki, who suffered a heart attack in Arizona and had to wait in a hospital there for three days until his insurance company had lined up a cardiologist at home. But when he got back to Ontario, there was no available bed at the hospital, which, like those elsewhere in the province, has had to cope with higher admissions due to a particularly bad flu season.

many more are in hallways or waiting rooms waiting for a bed, Horwath said at Queen Park. is not a small glitch in the system, this a symptom of decades of health care cuts by consecutive Liberal and Conservative governments. It didn happen overnight. Kathleen Wynne, responding this week to the Cline case, agreed with Fedeli that was a tragedy that should not have arisen. But she added that there were intensive care hospital beds available in Ontario at the time, and she blamed a between the insurer and the health system.

beds were there, there were vacancies, they were available, so why did that happen? I don have the answer, Wynne said in Question Period.

is not a disconnect for the premier to blame this on the insurance companies, it scapegoating the issue, MPP Taras Natyshak (NDP told the Star. He describes Ontario hospital overcrowding as crisis. said his office, which covers Belle River, worked with the Williams family in trying to secure an Ontario bed, and were under the impression when we last spoke that a bed was available. Williams said it was another of several disappointments, with the bed that had been hoped for likely taken by another patient in need of urgent medical care. It was at that point that the heart specialist in Florida told him: need surgery. worst part of being hospitalized and waiting for word to return home, said Williams, was the stress on his wife and family and the days on end of not knowing what was happening, including the constant challenge of trying to reach the insurance company agents.

it stressful? You should ask my wife that question was it ever, he said.

called me once in the trailer and told me, you got to get me out of here, said his wife. Their daughters flew down on separate occasions to take care of their mother, who doesn drive, but there was always the chance of suddenly getting news of a bed in Ontario, so Carol said that despite the waiting, she always had to be prepared to leave.

Carol and David Williams, who have three adult children, bought their trailer halfway down the Florida panhandle about a decade ago. This winter, they arrived Dec. 28 and had planned to stay until April 4. They both hope to return south again next winter.

have no complaints about the Canadian system, but the problem is you have to wait for everything, said David. you away from home, it very stressful. spokesman for the travel insurer the Williams family used, Allianz Global Assistance, told the Star it was merely a party administrator for another insurer, Manulife, and could not comment on the case. A Manulife director told the Star in an email that the company has long standing policy on not discussing individual customer situations. The office manager for the heart surgeon in Florida said privacy laws prevented the doctor from commenting on the case.

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