Se­nate con­firms Gina Haspel as first wo­man to head CIA

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The Se­nate voted Thurs­day to con­firm vet­eran CIA of­fi­cial Gina Haspel.

Sen­a­tors voted 54-45 to con­firm Haspel, who has served 33 years at the CIA. Six Democrats voted for her, and two Repub­li­cans voted against her. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who op­posed Haspel, is be­ing treated for brain can­cer and was ab­sent.

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