In our news wrap Thursday, about 10 million people in Bangladesh lack electricity in the aftermath of a powerful cyclone. The storm, which also hit coastal India, packed winds of up to 118 miles per hour when it made landfall.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, installing a new head of the nation's intelligence agencies at a time when President Donald Trump has ousted multiple officials.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
A Senate panel is considering Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination for director of national intelligence, holding the in-person hearing amid President Donald Trump's shakeup of the intelligence community and under drastic new distancing rules to protect Capitol Hill from the…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Trump earlier nominated the two-term Republican congressman from Texas to be the next director of national intelligence. But in early August, Trump abruptly withdrew his name amid growing questions about Ratcliffe's qualifications for the job.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
Another presidential nominee for a high-ranking administration role has dropped out. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, withdrew from consideration for director of national intelligence after opponents criticized his level of experience and the way he represented his legacy as a federal…
In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump said Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas had decided to stay in Congress. Questions about Ratcliffe's experience have dogged him since Trump announced his candidacy five days ago.
By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Rep. John Ratcliffe's dearth of relevant experience — a departure from the decades of intelligence and foreign policy bona fides of past position holders — may especially matter at a time when current and former government officials expect Russia to…
By Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker, Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, will leave his job next month, President Trump announced Sunday, after a turbulent two years in which Coats and the president were often at odds over Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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