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U.S. denied tens of thousands more visas in 2018 due to travel ban: data

February 27, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
The U.S. State Department refused more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 due to the Trump administration’s travel ban, up from less than 1,000 the previous year when the ban had not fully taken effect, according to agency data released on Tuesday.
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Pompeo cites progress toward salvaging ‘once in a lifetime’ nuclear summit

June 1, 2018
Anne Gearan, Carol Morello | The Washington Post
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that progress had been made toward salvaging a historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the course for the world.”
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Pompeo and North Korean official will try to salvage nuclear summit with New York skyline below them

May 31, 2018
Anne Gearan, Carol Morello | The Washington Post
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a crucial meeting Thursday morning with the right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to see if they can salvage a potential summit between Kim and President Trump in Singapore next month.
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Pompeo says U.S. assuring Kim that it does not seek his overthrow

May 14, 2018
Anne Gearan, Carol Morello | The Washington Post
The United States is assuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that his ouster is not part of the agenda for the summit next month between Kim and President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
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Last piece of the puzzle: Pompeo completes Trump’s new foreign-policy team

April 27, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Michael Bender | The Wall Street Journal
The confirmation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday installed the final piece of President Donald Trump’s revamped foreign policy team, transforming his inner circle from a disparate group of strangers to a band of Washington insiders who have accrued more than 115 years of government service.
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Mike Pompeo on track for confirmation for Secretary of State

April 23, 2018
Susan Davis | NPR
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is on track to make history this week, but probably not in the way his supporters envisioned.
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Pompeo pursues Senate Democrats in confirmation battle

April 19, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Byron Tau, Michael Bender | The Wall Street Journal
Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo has been one of the few cabinet members to thrive in President Donald Trump’s administration. He recently had a successful meeting, by the White House’s accounting, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Pompeo may fall short of majority support on Senate committee

April 13, 2018
Manu Raju | CNN
Two key Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are signaling they won't back CIA Director Mike Pompeo for secretary of state, a sign that his nomination as the top US diplomat is likely to face a rebuke by falling short of a majority on the panel.
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‘It was a different mind-set’: How Trump soured on Tillerson as his top diplomat

March 14, 2018
Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey, Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was asleep in his Nairobi hotel room early Saturday morning fighting a stomach bug when White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly called to wake him around 2 a.m. to relay a terse message from President Trump: The boss was not happy.
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