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Gina Haspel (in white), the nominee to lead the CIA, is welcomed at her confirmation hearing before the Senate intelligence committee by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (seated), and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., in Washington on May 9. The committee voted 10-5 on Wednesday to recommend Haspel's confirmation by the full Senate. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Panel Approves Gina Haspel As CIA Chief; Confirmation Appears Likely

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CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies before the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday. Alleged Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed says he has information that could be relevant to her nomination. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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CIA director nominee Gina Haspel attends Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's ceremonial swearing-in at the State Department in Washington last week. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters hide caption

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CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Faces A Senate Showdown

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Deeba Jafri gives Hena Zuberi a kiss as they protest in front of Supreme Court on Wednesday as the court heard arguments over the Trump Administration's travel ban. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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In Intense Arguments, Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban

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Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Hayden, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has come out against the Trump travel ban. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images hide caption

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Hayden: "I'm A Creature Of The Executive Branch"

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The Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon Web Services has government contracts that show its influence is far beyond the post office. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon's Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks in Washington in January. The spy agency has become more open and active in recruiting staff, with the aim of greater diversity. Even Pompeo encourages job applications in his public remarks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About

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Deputy Director Gina Haspel joined the agency in 1985. President Trump tweeted this month that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and Haspel to replace him. CIA via AP hide caption

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reads from a placard during his meeting with the German Foreign Minister at the Palestinian presidential complex in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Jan. 31. Atef Safadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defence lawyer Walter Ruiz represents Mustafa Ahmad al Hawsawi, one of the detainees accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Michelle Shephard/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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A seal at the CIA headquarters, photographed in February 2016. The alleged CIA documents reveal a hacking program that is very different from the one uncovered by Edward Snowden's NSA leak. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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